Nathalie Álvarez Mesén
Büyülü Fener Kızılay Salon 1, Büyülü Fener Kızılay Salon 4
About the Film
Clara, 40, is believed to have a special connection to God. As a “healer,” she sustains a family and a village in need of hope, while finding 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. This newly awakened force takes Clara to unexplored territory, allowing her to cross boundaries, both physical and mystical. Empowered by her self-discovery, Clara gradually frees herself from her role as “saint” and begins to heal herself.
Having made its world premiere at the Directors’ Fortnight section of the Cannes Film Festival and chosen to represent Costa Rica at the Oscars, Clara Sola presents the story of liberation of a woman under pressure with a powerful atmosphere informed by magical realism.
- Producer: Alan McConnell, Géraldine Sprimont, Anne-Laure Guégan, Karina Avellan Troz, Marcelo Quesada Mena
- Cast: Wendy Chinchilla Araya, Daniel Castañeda Rincón, Ana Julia Porras Espinoza
- Language: Spanish
- Subtitles: Turkish, English
2021 Festival de cine de Lima , Best Film, Best Actress, Best Photography
2021 Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Special Jury Award
2021 Mostra de Sao Paolo, Best Fiction Film Award, Best Actress,
2022 Guldbagge Awards Best Film, Best Director, Best Script, Best Cinematography