THURSDAY TILL SUNDAY

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SYNOPSIS:

Two chidren travel with their parents from Santiago to the North of Chile for a holiday. While the landscape´s loneliness and the car´s confinement help bring out the couples´s troubles, Lucía (9) and Manuel (6) are traveling against the wind, not knowing that this trip might turn into the father´s farewell – and the last family vacation.

 

A Forastero/Cinestación production, in co-production with Circe Films
Directed by: Dominga Sotomayor
Written by: Dominga Sotomayor
Produced by: Gregorio González and Benjamín Domenech

CAST:

Francisco Pérez-Bannen, Paola Giannini

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DIRECTOR:

Dominga Sotomayor was born in Santiago de Chile in 1985. In 2007 she finished her direction studies at the Universidad Católica de Chile. That same year she received a scholarship, allowing her to complete a Masters in Film Direction at the ESCAC, Barcelona. She has directed the short-films Cessna (2005), Noviembre (2007), Debajo (2008), La Montaña (2008) and Videojuego (2009), which have been shown and won awards in both national and international festivals such as Rotterdam, Sao Paulo, Biarritz and Toulouse. She was selected to participate in the 7th Berlinale Talent Campus.
De Jueves a Domingo (Thursday Till Sunday), is her first feature film. The project was supported in its development phase by Hubert Bals Fund and the Chilean funds CORFO and Fondo de Fomento Audiovisual. She has participated in the Bafici BAL ‘09 and won the “Biarritz Rencontres des jeunes réalisateurs” as well as the Co-production Meetings in IFF Valdivia. The project is one of the six ones selected in Cannes Résidence 2010, where Dominga is finishing the script.

AWARDS:

Rotterdam Film Festival / Official Competition : Tiger Award
Indie Lisboa Film Festival / International Feature Competition: Feature Film Grand Prize “City of Lisbon”
Opendoek Film Festival (Belgium) / Official Selection: Young Jury Award
Buenos Aires Independent Internacional Film Festival: a Special Mention from FEISAL (Latin American Image and Sound Schools Federation)
Tarkovski Film Festival (Moscow) / Audience Award
Transilvania Film Festival / Best Cinematography