Dominga Sotomayor

Dominga Sotomayor

Dominga Sotomayor studied Audiovisual Directing at Universidad Católica de Chile and received a master’s in Directing at ESCAC in Barcelona. She developed her first feature Thursday Till Sunday at the Cannes Cinéfondation Residence. The film won the Tiger Award in Rotterdam in 2012 and screened at more than a hundred festivals. In 2013 she codirected Island, which also won the Tiger Award. In 2015 she premiered her mid-length Mar at Berlinale Forum and the collective film Here in Lisbon produced by Indielisboa. She has worked on videos and photographs for visual art exhibitions, including Little Sun (Olafur Eliasson, 2012) at the Tate Modern in London.

In 2009 Sotomayor co-founded Cinestación, a leading production company based in Santiago where she produces auteur filmmaking in Latin-America. Recently, she has been involved in Los Fuertes, by OmarZúñiga (in post-production), Murder me, Monster, by Alejandro Fadel, premiered at Uncertain Regard in Cannes 2018, and Raging Helmets, by Neto Villalobos. She also co-founded CCC, Centro de Ciney Creación, a cultural center, and arthouse cinema scheduled to open in Santiago de Chile in 2019.

"Impressive... Sotomayor has refined a patiently observational and quietly personal mode of narrative cinema that uses its stories of becoming to meditate, in subtle yet profound ways, upon larger themes." —Harvard Film Archive

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Dominga Sotomayor
  • Thursday Till Sunday

    Directed by Dominga Sotomayor • Drama • With Santi Ahumada, Francisco Pérez-Bannen, Paola Giannini • 2012 • 98 minutes

    It all begins on a Thursday when Lucía (9) and Manuel (5) go on vacation with their parents to the north of Chile. It all ends on a Sunday. It’s the children’s distant and fragm...

  • Too Late to Die Young

    Directed by Dominga Sotomayor • Drama • With Demian Hernández, Antar Machado, Magdalena Tótoro • 2019 • 110 minutes

    Chile 1990, at the end of Pinochet's dictatorship, a group of adolescents living in a commune, attempt to make sense of their own burgeoning desires and tangled relationships while...

  • Below

    Directed by Dominga Sotomayor • Drama • With Andrés Aliaga, Rosa García-Huidobro, Catherine Mazoyer • 2007 • 18 minutes

    Jaime, who’s been away from the city by his own free will, invites his family to watch an eclipse at his house on the mountains. The tensions in the group are apparent, but the...

  • The Island

    Directed by Dominga Sotomayor & Katarzyna Klimkiewicz • Drama • With Rosa García-Huidobro, Carmen Couve, Niles Atallah • 2014 • 30 minutes

    A family gets together at their summer house on an island. There is only one member who is delayed. The day advances as they fuse with nature until the night...

  • Mar

    Directed by Dominga Sotomayor • Drama • With Nicolás Ibieta, Vanina Montes, Lisandro Rodríguez • 2014 • 58 minutes

    Martín goes on vacation with his girlfriend to Villa Gesell, an Argentinian beach. Everything seems normal and stable, until his mother’s arrival. Lightning strikes, and soon they n...

  • The Mountain

    Directed by Dominga Sotomayor • Drama • 2008 • 10 minutes

    José and Manuel are climbing the Montserrat mountain. They have not seen each other in some years, and they are in Spain for a funeral. It is a narrow, winding, uneven path up the mountain that makes communication difficult, until they re...

  • Video Game

    Directed by Dominga Sotomayor • Drama • 2014 • 6 minutes

    León plays a tennis match while a farewell takes place behind him.