DIRECTOR: Nathalie Álvarez Mesén

PRODUCTION: Nima Yousefi

CAST: Wendy Chinchilla Araya, Daniel Castañeda Rincón, Ana Julia Porras Espinoza, Flor María Vargas Chaves.

GENRE: Drama

DURATION: 106 m.


YEAR: 2021

COUNTRY: Sweden, Costa Rica, Belgium

PREMIERE: May 20th, 2022


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.



74º Cannes Film Festival – Directors’ Fortnight

D’A Film Festival Barcelona

Festival de cine de Lima – Competition – Best Film, Best Actress, Best photography

BFI London Film Festival

Haugesund International Film Festival – Nordic Focus Section – Competition – Best Film

Haifa International Film Festival

Reykjavik International Film Festival – New Visions Competition

Guadalajara International Film Festival – Ibero Americana Competition

Film Fest Gent – Competition

El Gouna Film Festival – Feature Narrative Competition

Cinemaissi – Latin American Film Festival Helsinki – Opening Film / New Voices

Gangneung International Film Festival – International Narrative Feature

Seminci Valladolid IFF – Official Competition

Cine Por Mujeres – International Competition

Mostra de Sao Paulo – New Directors Competition – Best Fiction Film Award, Best Actress, BRA.DA Award

Thessaloniki International Film Festival – International Competition – Special Jury Award

Days of European Film – Winner Best Debut Film

Music & Cinema International film Festival – Winner Best Original Score