CLARA SOLA is a magical realism drama set in a stifling social and religious environment where traditions try to make time stand still and repress individual development and rediscovery.
Director: Nathalie Álvarez Mesén
Produced by: Nima Yousefi - HOBAB
In a remote village in Costa Rica, Clara, a withdrawn 40-year-old woman, experiences a sexual and mystical awakening as she begins a journey to free herself from the repressive religious and social conventions which have dominated her life.
Our heroine, Clara, has been given the role of saint and healer in her village, an obligation that comes with norms that have been passed down by her mother.
Women passing on the tradition of a patriarchal society to the coming generations is something that I grew up with - coming from a big family of mainly women. This phenomenon has been a big question for me and its exploration is one of the reasons that Clara came to be: a character who discovers and unleashes her immense inner power, not falling victim to her circumstances. We hope to welcome the audience into a visceral world - a window to a place where a subtle magic is inherent to the nature if you know where to look.