Directed by Dominga Sotomayor
Chile, Argentina | 2014 | 60 min | drama | Spanish

Martin (33) goes on vacation to the Villa Gesell, Argentina, with his girlfriend. They drive his mother’s car not knowing that she didn’t leave them the car’s papers. Although the standstill of the couple’s relationship is in the air, summer days go by lazily in the hostel and on the beach. Then, Martin’s mother arrives with the documents and breaks the couple’s intimacy and exposes Martin’s fragility. Now he is stuck playing the roles of a son and a man in front of the two women. The mother also hides the real purpose of her visit and Martin confronts her about it. In the midst of conflict, a lightning strikes nearby and takes the lives of four young people on holidays. This real event confronts the protagonists’ situation with questions about life and death.

Cast & Crew

Director: Dominga Sotomayor
Screenplay: Lisandro Rodriguez, Vanina Montes, Manuela Martelli, Dominga Sotomayor
Cinematography: Nicolas Ibieta
Editing: Catalina Marín
Cast: Lisandro Rodriguez, Vanina Montes, Andrea Strenitz
Producers: Dominga Sotomayor, Ivan Eibuszyc, Lisandro Rodriguez

  • Dominga Sotomayor
    Dominga Sotomayor

Festivals & Awards
Festival Internacional de Cine de Valdivia
Femcine – Best Film
Las Palmas – Best Actress
Sao Paulo Film Festival

press quotes

The story that seems to unfold effortlessly teaches a few lessons about making fiction and making cinema.
Screen International

Dominga Sotomayor

Dominga is one of the leading young directors from Chile. Her first feature film, DE JUEVES A DOMINGO (Thursday till Sunday), was developed at the Cannes’ Cinéfondation Résidence and won the Tiger Award for best feature at the Rotterdam International Film Festival 2012 as well as best film awards at the IndieLisboa, T-Mobile New Horizons IFF and Valdivia FF, among others. The film was released theatrically in the US, UK, Portugal, Poland, Chile, Argentina and Mexico.

Her second feature film MAR had worldwide premiere during Berlinale 2015 in Forum Section. Dominga also had her video pieces and installations shown in Tate Modern and at exhibitions in Santiago de Chile. She directed several short films, including LA ISLA (2014), which won the Tiger Award at the Rotterdam Film Festival 2014 and Best Short Film at Huesca Film Festival 2014. Her next feature film, TARDE PARA MORIR JOVEN (Late to die young), took part in the Binger Filmlab program and received the support from the Sundance Institute (Global Film Maker Award) and Hubert Bals Fund.

2014 Mar, feature
2013 La Isla, short
2012 Thursday till Sunday, feature
2009 Videogame, short
2008 The Mountain, short
2007 Below, short