In a remote village in Costa Rica, Clara, a withdrawn 40-year-old woman, experiences a sexual and mystical awakening as she begins a journey to free herself from the repressive religious and social conventions which have dominated her life.


Original title: Clara Sola

Director: Nathalie Álvarez Mesén

Country: Sweden, Costa Rica, Belgium, Germany

Year: 2021

Length: 106′

Language: Spanish

Subtitles: English

Cast:  Wendy Chinchilla Araya, Daniel Castañeda Rincón, Ana Julia Porras Espinoza.

Genre: Drama, Magical Realism

Rating: B12 – Not suitable for people under 12 years old

Director’s Bio: Nathalie Álvarez Mesén is a Costa Rican-Swedish screenwriter/director. She started her career in physical theater in Costa Rica before pursuing her B.F.A. degree in Mime Acting at the Stockholm University of the Arts in Sweden. Nathalie later graduated from Columbia University’s Graduate Film Program in NYC with an M.F.A. in Film Directing/Screenwriting. Her filmography includes the shorts Flip (2015), Asunder (2015), Letting go (2016), Shelter (2018), and Molt (2019). Clara Sola (2021) is her first feature film.

Nathalie is currently developing her second feature in the Torino ScriptLab 2021.



Sunday, December 5: Copa Airlines Theater, La Manzana de Santa Ana, 10:15 AM


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