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    98 min

    • Italian


    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 newborn 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.


    • European Discovery Prix FIPRESCI - The 33rd European Film Awards
    • FEDIC Award for Best Film, Lanterna Magica Award, Nuovoimaie Talent Award (Claudio Segaluscio) - Venice IFF


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    Carlo Sironi

    Carlo Sironi


    When I was thinking about Sole, in order to focus on how I wanted to emotionally comunicate the feeling of my protagonists, the lyrics of a song I loved helped me a lot, “Brand New Love” by Sebadoh: “Every thought could be the beginning of the brand new tangled web you’re spinning, anyone could be a brand new love”. I realised that I wanted to film the moment described in those words, the moment in which a “new tangled web” is born unknowingly, from a glance, from a not-yet clear thought, and with which love envelops us without us even realising it yet. There: I wanted to film such a glance, such a thought, to experience it together with my protagonists.

    Carlo Sironi (born in Rome in 1983) began working as an assistant cameraman in both cinema and television. His first short film, SOFIA (2008), is in competition at the 28th Torino Film Festival and the 39th Giffoni Film Festival. CARGO (2012), was in competition at the 69th Venice Film Festival and was nominated for a David di Donatello. VALPARAISO (2016), his third short film, was awarded at the Locarno Film Festival. His first feature film SOLE (2019) was selected in Orizzonti competition at the 76th Venice International Film Festival and at the 44th Toronto International Film Festival.

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