Nathalie Álvarez Mesén (Costa Rica/Sweden)

Nathalie was born in Sweden but grew up in Costa Rica. She studied filmmaking and screenwriting in Stockholm and has a B.F.A. in Physical Acting from the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts. Her short film Filip received the Best Live Action 15 min and Under awardat the 2016 Palm Springs ShortFest and has screened at prestigious festivals around the world. Her short film Asunder premiered at the 2015 Stockholm International Film Festival and was screened at the Telluride Film Festival. Nathalie was part of the Berlinale Talents and the TIFF Talent Lab in 2017. She is currently studying an M.F.A. in Film Directing and Screenwriting at Columbia University in New York, while working on the development of her first feature film, Clara Sola, a Swedish/Colombian co-production that has received support from the Hubert Bals Fund and has been selected for several co-production markets and labs in Europe, Latin America and the United States.

Clara Sola — Clara, a woman with limited social skills, embarks on a silent and magical journey to break free from the social and religious oppression that rules her life.