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Run Time: 108 minutes
In rural Costa Rica, Clara longs to be free of her holy obligations. As a vessel of the Virgin Mary, Clara heals the sick, injured, and unfortunate, but her sheltered life as a grown woman cripples her body and withers her soul. Aside from her deep connection with her horse Yuca, Clara possesses few joys to call her own. Treated as both child and spectacle for religious visitors, Clara quietly envies her 15-year-old niece Maria’s journey to womanhood—a chapter unfairly torn out of her own life story. Although forbidden and punishable by her mother, Clara’s desire to arouse herself is relentless. She yearns for pleasure anywhere she can find it, often leaning on nature to inspire her most sensual experiences. Deep and intriguing, CLARA SOLA blurs the boundaries between myth and reality, following Clara’s sense of self-expression and spiritual aura as it begs to be set free. —A.B.
Westfield Studio Theatre
Tuesday, April 05, 2022 at 11:55 AM
Thursday, April 07, 2022 at 9:55 PM
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: Yes
46th CIFF College Program
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