Democracy comes back to Chile during the summer of 1990. In an isolated community, Sofía (16), Lucas (16) and Clara (10), face their first loves and fears, while preparing for New Year's Eve. They may live far from the dangers of the city, but not from those of nature.Written by
The film premiered at TIFF (Toronto international Film Festival) in September 2018. See more »
Sofia is listening to Mazzy Star's Fade into You, which was released in 1993; the story of the film happens in the summer of 1990. See more »
Fade In To You
Written by Hope Sandoval
Performed by Marineros See more »
Rural Co-Op Story Lacks Specific Context For Non-Chilean Viewer
I wouldn't have known precisely, except perhaps from the kinds of hair, clothes, and music tracks, that this story of a Chile country co-op takes place in the early 1990s, after the repressive Pinochet dictatorship has gone.A local audience may have picked up on this, but the filmmakers have deliberately avoided any helpful references. and, maybe because the younger characters grew up in a time when discussion of politics was dangerous, no one seems to be interested in talking about the subject.This can be off putting, as the otherwise mundane activites we see the people doing- playing music, making love, taking baths, putting out fires- fails to spark much interest.A much better film from Sweden, Together, made its portrait of the foibles and tensions in a communal group memorable.Here the co-op idea, which was apparently widespread in the years before Pinochet under the socialist Allende, is retested and that 6os-70s idea is challenged,but not in such an interesting way.A big black dog that keeps trying to escape looms as some kind of a symbol, though not as intriguing as the similarly used wolf in the Italian film Happy as Lazzaro, also from 2018,which I saw the same week as this one.
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