The Nordic Council Film Prize: Clara Sola
The Swedish candidate is Clara Sola.
On this year’s edition of Oslo Pix Film Festival we are proud to present the five nominees for The Nordic Council’s Film Prize from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland. The Swedish nominee is Clara Sola. The film was screened at Films from the South in the fall of 2021 where it won the New Voices Award.
40-year-old virgin Clara lives in picturesque surroundings in a Costa Rican mountain village, with her overprotective mother and a niece. On account of her distinctive manner and her allegedly healing hands, the local community see Clara as an incarnation of the Blessed Virgin. Thanks to enthusiastic marketing from her mother, more and more people come to visit them hoping for help and blessings. When this enforced existence finally collides with a sexual awakening and yearning for independence and freedom, Clara begins to fight a battle for her own liberation.
About The Nordic Council Film Prize
The purpose of The Nordic Council Film Prize is to promote Nordic film production, the Region’s film market and the long-term international position of Nordic film.
It is awarded to a full-length feature that has roots in Nordic culture and displays high standards of artistic quality and originality. Innovation is also weighted heavily. The films nominated should preferably be in one of the Nordic languages.
Director Nathalie Álvarez Mesén will meet the audience for a Q&A after the screening.
This film is part of
Country Sweden, Costa Rica
Director Nathalie Álvarez Mesén
Screenplay Maria Camila Arias, Nathalie Álvarez Mesén
Cinematography Sophie Winqvist
Producer Anne-Laure Guégan, Alan McConnell, Marcelo Queseda, Géraldine Sprimont, Karina Avellán Troz, Nima Yousefi
Cast Wendy Chinchilla Araya, Daniel Castañeda Rincón, Ana Julia Porras Espinoza, Flor María Vargas Chavez
Production Company Hobab, Laïdak Films, Need Productions, Pacífica Grey, Resolve Media
Runtime 1h 48m
Age limit 15