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Clara Sola

The directorā€™s feature film debut is a portrait of a woman in her 40s whoā€™s living with her family in a small village. Clara (Wendy Chinchilla Araya), who has a mental disability, has been under her deeply religious motherā€™s strict supervision all her life; regarded by the villagers as a person who has a special bond with God, Clara is also treated as a dumb kid by her family, her lively sexuality constantly repressed. The film slowly but intriguingly connects this character to the beauty and mystery of nature, plants and animals; a masturbation scene in the jungle involving fireflies is a visual standout.

2021-Costa Rica-Sweden-Belgium-Germany-France. 106 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed byĀ Nathalie Ɓlvarez MesĆ©n. Screenplay: Maria Camila Arias, Nathalie Ɓlvarez MesĆ©n. Cinematography: Sophie Winqvist. Cast: Wendy Chinchilla Araya (Clara), Ana Julia Porras Espinoza (Maria), Daniel CastaƱeda RincĆ³n (Santiago), Flor MarĆ­a Vargas Chavez, Laura RomĆ”n Arguedas, Fabrizzio Josue Vallecillo Vargas.

 

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