WHEN CLARA SCREAMS

LOS GRITOS DE CLARA

By Barbara REDINI

BARAERA S.L. - as PROD

Romance - Development 2013

Clara discovers a way to transform her life and sets out on a quest for courage, passion and freedom.

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Romance, Comedy
    • Countries
    • SPAIN
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Barbara REDINI
    • Writer(s)
    • Barbara REDINI, Raquel RECOLONS
    • Producer(s)
    • Barbara REDINI (Baraera SL)
    • Synopsis
    • A woman on the threshold of turning 40 holds a thousand screams inside her, each with the immense power shown in Münch’s painting. What would happen if she could let them out, collect them in little bottles and do with them whatever she desired? This is Clara’s secret, and her means to bring about a radical change and catharsis in her life.
      Each day she awakes in her well ordered home and well ordered life. She leaves her apartment and rides her bicycle through the streets of Barcelona to the bookshop/tea room she has worked at for 12 years. She prepares a tea for Sr. Ramon, her boss, a polite, likeable man in his 70’s with a passion for collecting books and an obsession for a special volume he let get away. Every day Clara prepares different teas, mixed specially for each customer. She always marks the new mixes with the labels she keeps on her at all times. At the end of the day she cleans up and makes a tea for Sr. Ramon before leaving.
      Clara is as passionate about art as she is tea and every day she goes to art classes taught by Andrea, a painter from Italy. As soon as he enters the room Clara’s cheeks go red, but she is never able to even meet his gaze and each night she must face her solitude with only the plants in her garden to listen to her thoughts and dreams.
      Her routine, and indeed her entire life, is upset when she wins a trip to Oslo. As she wonders the streets she finds an outdoor market. She is drawn to an old to an antique box fills with little glass jars and buys it on impulse. The same market she discovers a lead on Sr. Ramon’s long lost book. Excited and pleased she visits the Edvard Münch museum and is overcome by The Scream. As she stands stunned by power of the painting, thieves steal the painting as she stands watching and helpless. Soon after that Clara finds that she is able to release the screams inside of her and collect them in her glass jars like so many mixes of tea. This secret to allows her to explore her passions, affect the lives of the people around her, transform her own life and find the freedom to live as she really wants to.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • May 01, 2013
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