Clara, 40, is believed to have a special connection to God. As a “healer”, she sustains a family and a village in need of hope, while she finds solace in her relationship with the natural world. After years of being controlled by her mother’s repressive care, Clara’s sexual desires are stirred by her attraction to her niece’s new boyfriend. This newly awakened force takes Clara to unexplored territory, allowing her to cross boundaries, both physical and mystical. Empowered by her self-discovery, Clara gradually frees herself from her role as “saint” and begins to heal herself.
Nathalie Álvarez Mesén
She is a Costa Rican-Swedish screenwriter/director. She started her career in physical theater in Costa Rica before pursuing her B.F.A. degree in Mime Acting at the Stockholm University of the Arts in Sweden. Nathalie later graduated from Columbia University’s Graduate Film Program in NYC with an M.F.A. in Film Directing/Screenwriting. 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. She co-wrote Entre tú y Milagros, winner of the Orizzonti Award for Best Short in the Venice Film Festival 2020.
Filmography: Clara Sola (2021, D'A 2022), Molt (short, 2018), Shelter (short, 2018), Letting Go (short, 2016), Asunder (short, 2015), Filip (short, 2015), Not Blue (short, 2011)
Special Mention of New Visions competition
SAO PAULO FILM FESTIVAL
Best Film of the New Directions competition
TORINO FILM FESTIVAL
Dams Awards for the Best Casting Direction
GULDBAGGE FILM AWARDS