A magical realism drama set in a remote village in Costa Rica, Clara, a withdrawn 40-year-old woman, experiences a sexual and mystical awakening as she begins a journey to free herself from the repressive religious and social conventions that have dominated her life and repress her individual development and rediscovery.

Sunday, 05.12.2021 – 7.15 pm, Kino in der KulturBrauerei, theater 6 (presented by Vincenzo Bugno, World Cinema Fund)

Monday, 06.12.2021 – 7:45 pm, Kino in der KulturBrauerei, theater 5


In cooperation with the World Cinema Fund (WCF) of the Berlinale


+++ Berlin Premiere +++

OT: Clara Sola
Director: Nathalie Álvarez Mesén
Screenplay: Nathalie Álvarez Mesén
Country: Sweden, Costa Rica, Belgium, Germany, USA 2021
Production: Hobab Stockholm, Pacífica Grey, Need Productions, Laïdak Films, WCF
Cast: Wendy Chinchilla Araya, Ana Julia Porras Espinoza, Daniel Castañeda Rincón, Flor María Vargas Chaves
Length: 106 min.
Language: costa rican OV / English subtitles
Distribution Germany: /
Festivals: Cannes Quinzaine, Vancouver, Reykjavik, London, Hamptons, El Gouna, Stockholm
Awards: Nashville, Palm Springs, Reykjavik

“Clara Sola” is Costa Rica’s 2022 Oscar® Entry (“Best International Feature Film”).