#TIFF18: “CLARA” REVIEW
Review by George Kozera for Mr. Will Wong
Real-life married couple Patrick J. Adams and Troian Bellisario star in Writer/Director Akash Sherman’s sophomore feature Film CLARA, a Toronto helmed Sci-Fi flavoured Film about an obsessive, humourless astronomer and a free-spirited young lady who form an unlikely bond which leads them to an astral discovery. As this sumptuously Film progresses, we slowly learn more about Isaac and Clara; the tragedies and circumstances they individually try to overcome as they search the universe to unlock some of the mysteries and find peace within themselves.
Whereas the pace of CLARA may be a little too relaxed and the long time it takes to relate to the character of Isaac who, as written, has minimal social skills, this is a wonderfully performed movie by the entire cast and by its conclusion, I was totally invested. CLARA is accomplished and assured.
CLARA screens Monday, Sept.10th, 5:30 PM, Ryerson Theatre and Thursday, Sept.13th, 9:30 PM, Scotiabank 3.