Too Late To Die Young

NR, 110 minutes

2019 | Dominga Sotomayor Castillo | Chile | Spanish | 110 min | NR

The year 1990 was when Chile transitioned to democracy, but all of that seems a world away for 16-year-old Sofia, who lives far off the grid in a mountain enclave of artists and bohemians. Too Late to Die Young takes place during the hot, languorous days between Christmas and New Year’s Day, when the troubling realities of the adult world—and the elemental forces of nature—begin to intrude on her teenage idyll. A gorgeous and sun-splashed portrait of youth—and a country—on the cusp of exhilarating and terrifying change.

“One of 2019’s great discoveries… a powerful character study that’s mature and warm, with great intimacy and boundless humanity”
—Joshua Brunsting, Criterion Cast

“Too Late to Die Young says just as much about our experiences—our heartbreaks, curiosity and resilience—as it does about this specific chapter in Chile’s history.”
—Monica Castillo,

“Too Late To Die Young brings memories of an unusual childhood
to transfixing life.”
—Mike D’Angelo, AVClub

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