Clara Sola

Thu 07 July / Pálás 2 / 19:15

2021 / Belgium, Costa Rica, Germany, Spain & Sweden / 106 min / Drama

Clara, an introverted 40-year-old, lives in a remote region of Costa Rica with her elderly mother and teenage niece. Although inhibited by a spinal condition and learning difficulties, she is widely believed by the locals to have miraculous healing powers and a special connection to God.
“Mésen’s delicate yet earthy, thoughtful yet sensual movie never tips its hand […] and it pays off in one of those obscurely uplifting endings.” — Variety

After years of being controlled by her mother’s repressive care, her sexual desires are suddenly stirred by her attraction to her niece’s handsome boyfriend. This newly awakened force opens up an undiscovered world for Clara, allowing her to cross boundaries, both physical and mystical and, empowered by her self-discovery, she gradually finds her own inner strength to break free and finally start to heal herself.

Irish Premiere

Director: Nathalie Álvarez Mesén
Producer: Nima Yousefi
Cast: Wendy Chinchilla Araya, Daniel Castañeda Rincón, Ana Julia Porras Espinoza & Flor María Vargas Chaves

Principal funder