Part of CINEMA EXPLORATIONS, a wintertime community-curated film series.
Free admission, made possible by the Colby Center for the Arts and Humanities
Costa Rica’s submission for the 2022 Best International Feature Film Oscar CLARA SOLA is set in a remote village where Clara, a withdrawn 40-year-old woman, experiences a sexual and mystical awakening as she begins a journey to free herself from the repressive religious and social conventions which have dominated her life. “Cast with nonactors, led by a feral performance from dancer Wendy Chinchilla Araya, the drama occupies its own territory, tinged with magical realism and deeply immersed in the sensory world.”—Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter
. “CLARA SOLA mixes religion, mysticism and sexuality in a way that feels simultaneously odd, disquieting and richly rewarding. It starts out beautifully restrained and ends up somewhere else entirely, but it’s all the more interesting for its split personality.”—Steve Pond, The Wrap
In Spanish with English subtitles.
Saturday, January 21 & Sunday, January 22, 2023