Too Late to Die Young (Tarde para Morir Joven)
98% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes
During the summer of 1990 in Chile, a small group of families lives in an isolated community right below the Andes, building a new world away from the urban excesses, with the emerging freedom that followed the recent end of the dictatorship.
In this time of change and reckoning,16-year-old Sofía and Lucas, and 10-year-old Clara, neighbors in this dry land, struggle with parents, first loves, and fears, as they prepare a big party for New Year’s Eve. They may live far from the dangers of the city, but not from those of nature.
"Sotomayor approaches her characters and their problems with subtlety and tact, and is more interested in reading their glances and gestures than in putting words in their mouths."
"marked by a fascinating open-endedness, a strange and intriguing reticence as to who and what it’s really about...doesn't pretend to show us everything, which makes it all the more remarkable just how much it sees."
"A lovingly textured addition to the coming-of-age genre."