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Directed by Dominga Sotomayor

Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Netherlands, Qatar 2018 110 mins. In Spanish with English subtitles

In this angular, sun-faded coming-of-age drama, Sotomayor excavates a certain feeling of youth in a teenage girl on the verge of adulthood: too old for naivete, too young for the hurt that comes with fledgling romance just outside the bounds of playground love. At a gathering of families seeking utopian, communal living in the mountains outside Santiago, 16-year-old Sofia (newcomer Demian Hernández) undergoes profound changes—her father increasingly distant, her mother nowhere in sight, and her slightly older love interest just out of firm grasp— scaffolding into a familiar feeling of tender malaise. As the harshness of the Pinochet regime began to fade from view in the early 1990s, Sofia—and so many like her—became an adult. Winner, Golden Leopard for Best Director, 2018 Locarno Film Festival.

Filmography: Thursday Till Sunday (2012), Mar (2014)

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