Country:Chile / Brazil / Brasil / Argentina / Yr Ariannin / Netherlands / Yr Iseldiroedd / Qatar
Liberated by the end of the Pinochet dictatorship, a group of families set up an isolated community under the Andes, where they hope to build a new world away from the excesses of urban living.
The adults debate the future, struggle with their water supply and worry about the risk of wildfires, whilst their teenage children find themselves messily adapting to their new found freedoms whilst falling in love, driving trucks and forming bands. Woozily evoking a gorgeous Chilean summer, Sotomayor’s sensuous semi-autobiographical coming of age tale hums with humanity and spirit.
“A lovingly textured addition to the coming-of-age genre.” Hollywood Reporter
Leopard for Best Direction Locarno International Film Festival 2018