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Clara Sola

Nathalie Álvarez Mesén
Suecia / Costa Rica / Bélgica / Alemania
 - 2021
1st film
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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 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. 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.

Nathalie Álvarez Mesén

Costa Rican-Swedish screenwriter/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 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. 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 Tear your Immaculate Hands’, in the Torino ScriptLab 2021. ‘Clara Sola’, her debut film, was premiered in Cannes 2021 in the Director’s Fortnight section.

TECHNICAL DATA

DIRECTOR
Nathalie Álvarez Mesén
SCREENPLAY
Nathalie Álvarez Mesén, Maria Camila Arias
CINEMATOGRAPHY
Sophie Winqvist Loggins
EDITOR
Marie-Hélène Dozo
SOUND
Erick Vargas Williams, Valène Leroy, Charles de Ville, Aline Gavroy
MÚSIC
Ruben De Gheselle
PRODUCED BY
Nima Yousefi, Anne-Laure Guégan, Géraldine Sprimont, Karina Avellán Troz, Marcelo Quesada Mena, Alan McConnell, Ivan Zuber, Ivanna Kozak, Antoine Liétout, Lisa Widén
PRODUCTION COMPANY
Hobab, Need Productions, Resolve Media, Pacífica Grey, Film Capital, Stockholm Fund, Laïdak Films, Shelter Prod, Proximus, Voo-Be Tv
CAST
Wendy Chinchilla Araya, Daniel Castaneda Rincón, Ana Julia Porras Espinoza, Flor María Vargas Chaves
RUNNING TIME
106 min.
FORMAT
Color
TIPE
Largometraje
COUNTRY
Suecia / Costa Rica / Bélgica / Alemania
YEAR OF PRODUCTION
2021
CONTACT
LuxBox
+33 658 822 520

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