Clara Sola

Clara Sola

62nd TIFF: Greek Premiere

Clara, a 40-year-old woman, withdrawn and with an intuitive relationship to nature, is believed to have a special connection to God. As a “healer,” she sustains a family and a village in need of hope. Clara’s sexuality, which has always been repressed by her mother, is stirred by her attraction to her niece’s new boyfriend. This new awakened force takes Clara through 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,” which allows her to finally heal herself...

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Available at the Agora Market.

Direction: Nathalie Álvarez Mesén
Script: Nathalie Álvarez Mesén, Maria Camila Arias
Cinematography: Sophie Winqvist Loggins
Editing: Marie-Hélène Dozo
Sound: Erick Vargas Williams, Valène Leroy, Charles De Ville, Aline Gavroy
Music: Ruben De Gheselle
Actors: Wendy Chinchilla Araya, Daniel Castañeda Rincón, Ana Julia Porras Espinoza, Flor María Vargas Chaves
Production: Hobab
Producers: Nina Yousefi
Co-production: Need Productions, Resolve Media, Pacífica Grey, Film Capital Stockholm Fund, Laïdak Films
Co-producers: Lisa Widén, Beata Mannheimer, Ivanna Kozak, Antoine Liétout, Ivan Zuber
Costumes: Patricia Alvarado Hurtado
Production Design: Amparo Baeza
Make Up: Goga Riveros
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Sweden, Costa Rica, Belgium, Germany
Production Year: 2021
Duration: 106'
Contact: Luxbox

Nathalie Álvarez Mesén

Nathalie Álvarez Mesén is a Costa Rican-Swedish screenwriter and director. She started her career in physical theater in Costa Rica before pursuing her BFA 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 MFA 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.


2011 Not Blue (short)
2015 Flip (short)
2015 Asunder (short)
2016 Letting Go (short)
2018 Shelter (short)
2018 Molt (short)
2021 Clara Sola