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Dominga Sotomayor, Carla Simón
Screening time  
09.04. / Saturday, 19:00 - 21:00 Theatre 4 Ticket

In the form of an epistolary film conversation, two young directors discuss film, the present and the past, family, heritage and motherhood, revealing what drew them to filmmaking and inspired the stories they registered in their films. However, the intimate and shrewd observations of the two women – detailed in the sophisticated footage of daily life and fragments of their personal narratives – echo with the broader political situation in their native countries, Chile and Spain.


Dominga Sotomayor

Dominga Sotomayor, born in Chile, is a writer, director, co-founder of the production company CINESTACIóN and CCC, Centro de Cine y Creación, a new arthouse cinema and center in Santiago. Her first feature film Thursday Till Sunday was developed at the Cannes Cinéfondation Residence and won the Tiger Award at the Rotterdam Film Festival in 2012. In 2013, she co-directed the short film The Island that also won the Tiger Award at Rotterdam. In 2015, she premiered Mar at the Berlinale Forum and co-directed the collective film Here in Lisbon in Portugal. For her film Too Late To Die Young, (2018) she became the first woman to receive the Leopard for Best Direction at Locarno Film Festival. She has made videos and photographs for exhibitions like Little Sun (Olafur Eliasson) at Tate Modern 2012. Currently, she is Visitor Professor in the Department of Art, Film and Visual Studies at Harvard University.


Carla Simón

Carla Simón (1986) was raised in a small Catalan village. She studied Audio-visual Communication at University Autonomous of Barcelona and University of California. In 2011, she was awarded with a scholarship to study a MA at the London Film School, where she directed Born Positive, Lipstick and Those Little Things, all selected to several international film festivals. Her most personal short film was Llacunes, made through her mother's letters. Summer 1993 is Carla’s autobiographical debut about a 6 years old girl who just lost her mother and has to move to the countryside with her new family. It premiered at the Berlinale 2017 where it won the Best First Film Award and the Generation Kplus Grand Prix Jury Award. The film has collected more than 30 prizes all over the world; it represented Spain for the Oscars, was nominated to the EFA, and won 3 Goyas. Carla was also awarded as the emerging talent of the Women in Motion in Cannes 2018. Alcarràs is her second feature in development, taking part of the Torino Film Lab, where it won the CNC award, the Cannes Residency and the Nipkow program.

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Chile, Spain
2020, 19'

Directed by:
Dominga Sotomayor, Carla Simón

Screenplay by:
Dominga Sotomayor, Carla Simón

Dominga Sotomayor, Carla Simón

Edited by:
Dominga Sotomayor, Carla Simón

Carla Sospedra, Dominga Sotomayor, Maria Zamora

Produced by:
Avalon Productora Cinematográfica SL, Cinestación

Festivals & Awards:

Visions du Réel (2020)
San Sebastián (2020)
NYFF (2020)
Mar del Plata IFF: Best Short Film (2020)
Valladolid IFF (2020)
Vilnius ISFF: Best Documentary (2020)
Reykjavík IFF (2020)
FICBUEU: Best Spanish Short Film (2021)


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