In the form of a filmed epistolary conversation, two young, experienced filmmakers discuss film, present and past family, heritage and maternity.
"Carla Simón (1986) was raised in a small Catalan village. She studied Audio-visual Communication at University Autonomous of Barcelona and University of California. In 2011 she was awarded with a scholarship to study a MA at the London Film School, where she directed Born Positive, Lipstick and Those Little Things, all selected to several international film festivals. Her most personal short film was Lacuna, made through her mother letters. Summer 1993 is Carla’s autobiographical debut about a 6 years old girl who just lost her mother and has to move to the countryside with her new family. It premiered at the Berlinale 2017 where it won the Best First Film Award and the Generation Kplus Grand Prix Jury Award. The film has collected more than 30 prizes all over the world; it represented Spain for the Oscars, was nominated to the EFA and won 3 Goyas. Carla was also awarded as the emerging talent of the Women in Motion in Cannes 2018.
Dominga Sotomayor began her audiovisual career in the early 2000s, experimenting with videos and short films. Graduated in Audiovisual Direction at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, and co-founder of the production company Cinestación where she is now Director and Executive Producer. She has premiered films at festivals such as Berlinale, Cannes, Rotterdam, Valdivia, and Sundance. She debuted in feature films with DE JUEVES A DOMINGO (Thursday Till Sunday, 2012), winner of the Best Film at the Valdivia International Film Festival. After her master's degree in Film Direction at the Superior School of Cinema and Audiovisuals in Catalonia, co-directed with Katarzyna Klimkiewicz LA ISLA and released EL MAR (2014), his second feature film, in co-production with Argentina. She made history at the Locarno Film Festival in 2018 becoming the first woman to win the Golden Leopard Award for Best Direction for her film TARDE PARA MORIR JOVEN (Too Late to Die Young, 2018). She also won a Tiger Award at the Rotterdam Festival and the Film Critics Circle Award in the Netherlands."
Carla Simón, Dominga Sotomayor