Thursday Till Sunday - Closing Night Film

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 18:30
Vancity Theatre
1181 Seymour Street
$8 adult; $6 child, youth, senior; $5 each for groups of 10 or more
Dominga Sotomayor

ORIGINAL TITLE: De Jueves a Domingo

LANGUAGE: Spanish with English Subtitles

This brilliant first feature from Dominga Sotomayor represents a cinematic rarity: a road movie told from the vantage point of the backseat. On a four-day family car trip, young Lucía (the phenomenal Santi Ahumada) finds the monotony of the passing landscape counter-pointed by the rapidly changing relationship between her parents. While her younger brother remains blissfully unaware of the awkward silences, she’s keenly attuned to the tension in the air. Consequently, this supposed vacation offers few moments of youthful abandon. Even when allowed to ride atop the car, she can’t keep from glancing through the windshield and seeing her parents’ marriage unravelling a little more.

Themes: independence, freedom, security, family relationships, coming of age

Rating: PG (Sexually suggestive scene)

Recommended for ages 12 to adult
Followed by: Q&A with Director and cast via

Rotterdam International Film Festival 2012, Tiger Award
Indie Lisboa Film Festival 2012, Best Film
Granada Film Festival 2012, Best Film
New Horizons Film Festival 2012, Best Film
Transilvania Film Festival 2012, Best Cinematography

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Dominga Sotomayor (1985, Chile) finished her filmmaking studies in 2007 and created the production company Cinestación. She directed several short films which were awarded at film festivals worldwide. Her first feature film project, Thursday Till Sunday, was selected to participate in the Cannes Cinéfondation Résidence 2010 and was supported by the Hubert Bals Fund. Her second feature will be developed in the Jerusalem International Film Lab and Binger Filmlab programmes. Cessna (2005, short), Noviembre (2007, short), Debajo/Under (2007, short), La montaña/The Mountain (2008, short), Videojuego/Videogame (2009, short), De jueves a domingo/Thursday Till Sunday (2012)