PREVIEW: Clara Sola (15)

WHO’S IN IT?

Wendy Chinchilla Araya (film debut), Ana Julia Porras Espinoza (film debut), Daniel Castañeda Rincón (film debut), Flor María Vargas Chavez (film debut), Laura Román Arguedas (film debut), Fabrizzio Josue Vallecillo Vargas (film debut), María Belén Román Quesada (film debut), Rodolfo Esquivel Gómez (film debut), Luis Gerardo Cruz Cruz (film debut), Kianny Castro Bravo (film debut), Yeimy Tellez Meneses (film debut), Ashley Campos Villalobos (film debut), Amalia Vargas Calderón (film debut)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Nathalie Álvarez Mesén (film debut), director, writer; Maria Camila Arias (Birds of Passage), writer; Anne-Laure Guégan (A Lady in Paris), Alan McConnell (Nocturnal), Marcelo Quesada (Helmet Heads), Géraldine Sprimont (Our Mothers), Karina Avellán Troz (Helmet Heads) and Nima Yousefi (A White, White Day), producers; Ruben De Gheselle (Asile), composer; Sophie Winqvist (Pleasure), cinematographer; Marie-Hélène Dozo (Two Days, One Night), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

Clara (Araya), a 40-year-old woman living in a small village in Costa Rica, is central to a religious cult formed by her mother (Chavez), who has taken advantage of Clara’s unusual healing powers. When she has an encounter with her niece’s handsome boyfriend Santiago (Rincón), she experiences a sexual and mystical awakening that drives her to break free of her repressed life in unexpected fashion…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

This Costa Rican fantasy drama is an empowering and eye-opening portrait of womanhood, featuring a breakthrough lead turn by debut actress, and former dancer, Wendy Chinchilla Araya.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 18TH NOVEMBER 2022

WHERE CAN I FIND IT?

IN CINEMAS NATIONWIDE

 

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