Clara Sola 15
From the archive
This film was last shown on 24 November 2022
“Clara Sola is an utterly gorgeous film unlike any other. It moves at its own pace, unnerves as it goes, and leaves you shaken but hopeful.” – Hope Madden, UK Film Review.
Clara, an introverted 40-year-old, lives in a remote region of Costa Rica with her elderly mother and teenage niece. Although inhibited by a spinal condition and with learning difficulties, she is widely believed by the locals to have miraculous healing powers and a special connection to God. This faith sustains not only her family but also the entire village.
After years of being controlled by her mother’s repressive care, Clara’s sexual desires are suddenly stirred by her attraction to her niece’s handsome boyfriend. This newly awakened force opens an undiscovered world for Clara, allowing her to cross boundaries, both physical and mystical and, empowered by her self-discovery, she gradually finds her own inner strength to break free and finally start to heal herself.
- 1 hour 46 minutes