Sweden, Costa Rica, Bélgium, Germany | 2021 | 106‘ | Colour | GALICIAN PREMIERE
Dirección/Direction: Nathalie Álvarez Mesen. Guión/Script: Maria Camila Arias, Nathalie Álvarez Mesen. Fotografía/Cinematography: Sophie Winqvist Loggins DFF FSF. Montaxe/Editing: Marie-Hélène Dozo. Música/Music: Ruben De Gheselle. Son/Sound: Erick Vargas Williams, Valène Leroy, Charles De Ville, Aline Gavroy. Intérpretes/Cast: Ana Julia Porras Espinoza, Daniel Castañeda Rincón, Flor María Vargas Chaves, Wendy Chinchilla Araya. Produción/Production: Alan McConnell, Géraldine Sprimont, Anne-Laure Guégan, Karina Avellan Troz, Marcelo Quesada Mena. Produtora/Production Company: Hobab , Pacífica Grey , Need Productions, Laïdak Films, Resolve Media
Clara is believed to have a special connection to God. As a “healer”, she sustains her family in a village in need of hope while she finds solace in her relationship with the natural world. After years of being controlled by her mother’s repressive care, Clara’s sexual desires are stirred by her attraction to her niece’s new boyfriend.
Nathalie Álvarez Mesén is a Costa Rican-Swedish screenwriter and director. She started her career in physical theatre in Costa Rica before pursuing her B.F.A. degree in Mime Acting at the Stockholm University of Arts in Sweden. Nathalie later graduated from Columbia University’s Graduate Film Program in NYC with an M.F.A. in Film Directing/Screenwriting. An alumna of the Berlinale Talents, TIFF Filmmaker Lab and NYFF Artist Academy, Nathalie’s shorts have screened at film festivals all over the world. She also co-wrote Entre tú y Milagros, winner of the Orizzonti Award for Best Short in the Venice Film Festival 2020 and she is developing her second feature, The Wolf Will Tears your Immaculate Hands, in the Torino ScriptLab 2021. Clara Sola is her debut film.
Cannes 2021. Director’s Fortnight
Lima FF 2021. Competition. Best Film, Best Actress, Best Photography
Thessaloniki IFF 62th. The Special Jury Award – Silver Alexander