• 10 10
  • 2021
  • 80min
  • Original Title: Clara

Unraveling a family secret after 27 years, a filmmaker embarks on a journey of understanding and reconciliation with her mother, as they confront their shared past and individual desires for the future.


Clara - Intimate, Revealing, Cathartic

This deeply personal documentary explores the intricate layers of family secrets, identity, and the longing for connection through the filmmaker's quest to understand the complex relationship between her mother and Aunt Lilia, who was once her mother's lover. After a 27-year silence, the filmmaker reopens old wounds and delves into delicate family histories, seeking answers to long-held questions. As she navigates through her mother's past choices and confronts her own aspirations of motherhood, their candid conversations shed light on the nuances of love, loss, and the healing power of truth. The documentary becomes a cathartic journey for both, as they reconcile with their past to embrace the present, revealing the resilience of the human spirit in the face of life's unexpected turns.

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Aseneth Suárez Ruiz

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