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Category: Edition 2020

Ermanno and Lena are two strangers. Lena has come from Poland to sell her baby. Ermanno has to pretend to be the father so that he can entrust the new-born to his uncle Fabio. As Lena rejects her motherly desire, Ermanno starts to assume his role as if he was the actual father of Sole, the baby girl. Unexpectedly, they will experience family life together.

Original Title SOLE
Italian Title SOLE
Category Out of competition
Section Masterclass Cult
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 102'
Production Year 2019
Nationality Italy, Poland
Directed by Carlo Sironi
Screenplay Carlo Sironi, Giulia Moriggi, Antonio Manca
Director of photography Gergely Poharnok
Editor Andrea Maguolo
Production Design Ilaria Sadun
Costume Design Olivia Bellini
Main cast Sandra Drzymalska
Claudio Segaluscio
Bruno Buzzi
Barbara Ronchi
Marco Felli
Orietta Notari
Vitaliano Trevisan
Produced by Giovanni Pompili, Agnieszka Wasiak

regista Carlo SironiCARLO SIRONI
Carlo Sironi was born in Rome in 1983. After one year of DAMS he left university and started working as second and first assistant to the director on various sets. In 2008 he directed his first short film SOFIA, selected at the Giffoni Film Festival 2009. In the following years he directed the short films CARGO (2012) and VALPARAISO (2016) both of them screened in national and international festivals. SOLE, his first feature film, was screened in over 30 international festivals and received several prizes.

Director's statement
"Ever since I was young, I have been wondering what my life would be like if I became a father: what does becoming a father, becoming a parent, mean? Obviously, it has nothing to do simply with giving birth to a creature with one’s genetic traits, but rather with a change of attitude concerning one’s prospects, one’s expectations. How does it feel to lay one’s eyes on a newly born creature whom you have to take care of, whom you feel responsible for? I have wondered if I might ever become the father of a child who is not biologically my own, a route which is maybe less common, but no less concrete due to this. SOLE is an attempt to answer such a question".


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