For the 18th consecutive year, the California Film Institute presents a selection of Oscar® submissions from around the world. This year, 93 countries have submitted films for consideration in the 2022 Academy Awards® Best International Feature Film category. For Your Consideration is a rare opportunity to watch a selection of these outstanding international films, many of which are top film festival prizewinners.
COSTA RICA’S SUBMISSION FOR BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM • 2022 ACADEMY AWARDS®
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. In Spanish with English subtitles. Director Nathalie Álvarez Mesén (Costa Rica 2021) 106 min.
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$12.50 General | $9. Senior • Youth • Matinée | $7 CFI Members