Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Clara Sola

Year: 2021
Country: USA
Language: Spanish
Run Time: 108 minutes

Clara Sola
Clara Sola

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.

CIFF46 Screenings

Westfield Studio Theatre

Tuesday, April 05, 2022 at 11:55 AM

Thursday, April 07, 2022 at 9:55 PM

Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: Yes

Related Event
46th CIFF College Program

Sidebars
Latinx & Hispanic Cinema
Women of the World
Only at Playhouse Square

Competitions
New Direction Competition
Reel Women Direct Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

Director

Director
Nathalie Álvarez Mesén

Producers
Nima Yousefi, Alan McConnell, Géraldine Sprimont, Anne-Laure Guégan, Karina Avellan Troz, Marcelo Quesada Mena

Screenwriting
Nathalie Álvarez Mesén, Maria Camilia Arias

Cinematography
Sophie Winqvist

Editing
Marie-Hélène Dozo

Principal Cast
Wendy Chinchilla Araya, Daniel Castañeda Rincón, Ana Julia Porras Espinoza, Flor María Vargas Chaves

Film Contact

Community Partner

Julia de Burgos Cultural Arts Center

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