Clara Sola (2021)


Feature Narrative Competition, Sweden, Belgium, Costa Rica, Germany, Spanish - 106 min


About the Film

In a remote village in Costa Rica, 40-year-old Clara is believed to have a special connection to God. When her sexuality, which has always been repressed by her mother, is stirred by her attraction to her niece’s new boyfriend, Clara takes off on a journey to break free from social and religious conventions and become the master of her newfound powers. The film premiered at  the 2021 Directors’ Fortnight, Cannes.

Read More


Nathalie Álvarez Mesén

Nathalie Álvarez Mesén is a Costa Rican-Swedish screenwriter and director. 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. Her short, Filip, won Best Film Under 15 Minutes at the 2016 Palm Springs Shortfest. Nathalie co-wrote Entre tú y Milagros, winner of the Orizzonti Award for Best Short in the 2020 Venice Film Festival. Her debut film, Clara Sola, had its world premiere at the 2021 Directors' Fortnight, Cannes.


Connect with us