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Clara Sola
Institute of Contemporary Arts
December 2022
A person in a blue dress stands against a foggy, empty road
Clara Sola, dir. Nathalie Álvarez Mesén, Sweden / Costa Rica / Belgium / Germany 2021, 106 min., Spanish with English subtitles, 15


Nathalie Álvarez Mesén's hugely acclaimed debut feature is a haunting, deeply sensual tale of a woman’s awakening after a lifetime of repression.

Clara (Wendy Chinchilla Araya) lives in the place where she was born and raised 40 years ago: an isolated village in the hills of Costa Rica. Clara is the local healer – believed to have a special connection to God, and charged with sustaining both a family and a village in desperate need of hope. She’s also spent years under the loving but controlling thumb of her mother Fresia (Flor María Vargas Chavez) – but when she finds herself attracted to her niece’s new boyfriend (Daniel Castañeda Rincón), she finds herself physically, sexually and spiritually transformed.
 
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