In the footsteps of Jonas Mekas, Chantal Akerman, Víctor Erice and Abbas Kiarostami, filmmakers Dominga Sotomayor and Clara Simón struck up a correspondence with each other that would capture little moments from their lives. In their exchange, they reflect on memory, motherhood, family and film. In the final letter, the urgency of the situation in Chile invades the screen: “First it was a state of emergency, now it is a revolution. It's strange to be far away, stranger still to be talking about cinema”. In CORRESPONDENCE, the most intimate memories about the past get interspersed with committed concerns for the present day. (CB)
-Visions du Réel - 2020
-Festival de San Sebastian - Zabaltegi/Tabakalera - 2020
-FIC Valdivia - 2020
-New York Film Festival - 2020 -AFI FEST - Los Angeles - 2020
Carla Simón (Barcelona, 1986) studied at University Autonomous of Barcelona and University of California. She was awarded with a scholarship to study a MA at the London Film School. SUMMER 1993 was her autobiographical debut, premiered at the Berlinale 2017 where it won the Best First Film Award.
Dominga Sotomayor (Santiago, 1985) debuted in feature films with THURSDAY TILL SUNDAY, 2012. 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 TOO LATE TO DIE YOUNG.