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68 Ratings

Too Late to Die Young

Tarde para morir joven

Chile, Brazil, 2018


Chile in the summer of 1990. As the country comes to terms with the end of Pinochet’s dictatorship, Sofía, Lucas and Clara, a group of adolescents living in a rural commune, attempt to make sense of their own burgeoning desires and tangled relationships while preparing for New Year’s Eve.

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Too Late to Die Young Directed by Dominga Sotomayor Castillo
The brilliance of the film is in its show-and-not-tell ethos; the history reverberating beneath the narrative speaks to characters striving for democracy and freedom, or some semblance of them.
October 12, 2018
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Sotomayor moves fluidly between the characters, advancing a ghostly, disembodied perspective that somehow manages to generate a subtly erotic sense of fascination.
October 09, 2018
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Maybe it’s better to say that great filmmakers are genres unto themselves. “Too Late to Die Young,” an absorbing Chilean film directed by Dominga Sotomayor, might belong to a genre called “Lucretia Martel.” Its oblique narrative strategy and close scrutiny of family dynamics are reminiscent of Ms. Martel’s work.
September 27, 2018
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