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Movie Review

A 10-year-old views family discord in ‘Thursday Till Sunday’

Chilean filmmaker Dominga Sotomayor Castillo’s assured feature debut takes place almost entirely within the confines of a car. It’s a road trip film from the back seat point of view of 10-year-old Lucia (Santi Ahumada), who observes her parents as they sit in the front seat, seen mostly in profile or even wandering out of frame.

Lucia shares the back of the station wagon with her 7-year-old brother. And she’s stuck there except for the occasional, coveted moment when she gets to sit next to Dad as he drives, or go behind the wheel when he’s feeling generous and patient about guiding the car. Beautifully photographed by Bárbara Álvarez, the film gives us the world from Santiago to a vacation spot up north as Lucia observes it through the windows of the car, from behind the glass of a roadside eatery, or through the mesh of a tent when the family stops for a night of camping.

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