Clara Sola directed by Nathalie Álvarez Mesén official trailer and release date
Clara Sola directed by Nathalie Álvarez Mesén

Oscilloscope Laboratories debuted the official trailer for Clara Sola, the Costa Rican drama selected as the Costa Rican entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 94th Academy Awards.

The film stars Wendy Chinchilla Araya as Clara, a forty-year-old woman who has a sexual awakening after a lifetime of repression. Also starring in the film are Daniel Castañeda Rincón, Ana Julia Porras Espinoza, and Flor María Vargas Chaves.

Clara Sola world premiered at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, and was an official selection at many other prestigious film festivals including BFI London Film Festival, Palm Springs International Film Festival, AFI Latin American Film Festival, Hamptons International Festival.

Directed by Nathalie Álvarez Mesén, making her feature directorial debut, the film opens in theaters starting July 1, 2022.

In a remote village in Costa Rica, 40-year-old Clara (Araya) endures a repressively religious, withdrawn life under the command of her mother (Chavez). Her uncanny affinity for creatures large and small allows Clara to find solace in the natural world around her. Tension builds within the family as Clara’s younger niece (Espinoza) approaches her quinceañera, igniting a sexual and mystical awakening in Clara, and a journey to free herself from the conventions that have dominated her life.

Watch the official trailer for Clara Sola.

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