Athens International Film Festival

Sole

26/09/19, 22:15, ASTOR

Strangers until yesterday, Ermanno and pregnant Lena pretend to be a couple to make money by giving her baby up for adoption. But once Sole is born, the man starts acting like the infant’s real father. An ode to the unexpected calling of parenthood from a highly-promising newcomer who attracted attention at the Toronto and Venice film festivals. In attendance of the director. 


ITALY, POLAND | 2019 | COLOR | DCP | 102' | ΙTALIAN, POLISH

Ermanno is a fickle young man. Lena comes to Italy from Poland to sell the baby she’s been carrying for seven months. The two of them, strangers until now, are paid to pretend to be a couple, in order for Ermanno’s uncle to adopt the baby. When Sole is born prematurely, Lena tries to refuse the maternal tie, while Ermanno starts behaving like a real father.

Focusing on the question what makes you a parent, Carlo Sironi, in his first film, explores with expressive consistency the gradual numbing of the heroes before a great responsibility, more acquired than natural. Claudio Segaluscio and Sandra Drzymalska portray them ideally. N.S.

DIRECTOR: Carlo Sironi
SCREENWRITERS: Giulia Moriggi, Carlo Sironi, Antonio Manca
DoP: Gergely Poharnok
MUSIC: Teoniki Rozynek
EDITOR: Andrea Maguolo
PRINCIPAL CAST: Sandra Drzymalska, Claudio Segaluscio, Barbara Ronchi, Bruno Buzzi

CARLO SIRONI 
Italian filmmaker, born in Rome in 1983. Worked as assistant camera operator and assistant director for films and tv productions. His shorts competed in international film festivals. This is his debut feature.

FILMOGRAPHY
2019 Sole



        : Festival Darlings

        TWILIGHT'S KISS / SUK SUK

        TWILIGHT'S KISS / SUK SUK

        24/9/2020, 19:30, ANESIS

        MARTIN EDEN

        MARTIN EDEN

        24/9/2020, 21:00, STELLA

        NOMADLAND (Opening Film)

        NOMADLAND (Opening Film)

        24/9/2020, 22:15, AEGLI ZAPPIOU

        SAVE YOURSELVES!

        SAVE YOURSELVES!

        24/9/2020, 22:15, RIVIERA
        28/9/2020, 23:00, TRIANON
        4/10/2020, 19:45, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE

        CICADA

        CICADA

        26/9/2020, 22:30, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE
        3/10/2020, 19:45, TRIANON

         THERE IS NO EVIL / SHEYTAN VOJUD NADARAD

        THERE IS NO EVIL / SHEYTAN VOJUD NADARAD

        26/9/2020, 22:30, ANESIS

        BLACK BEAR

        BLACK BEAR

        26/9/2020, 22:30, TRIANON
        4/10/2020, 22:45, ANESIS

        ARE WE LOST FOREVER

        ARE WE LOST FOREVER

        26/9/2020, 22:30, ATHINAIA

         SHIRLEY

        SHIRLEY

        26/9/2020, 22:45, AEGLI ZAPPIOU
        30/9/2020, 20:00, STELLA
        4/10/2020, 22:45, RIVIERA

        THE EVENING HOUR

        THE EVENING HOUR

        27/9/2020, 22:30, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE
        2/10/2020, 22:30, TRIANON

        ONLY THE ANIMALS / SEULES LES BÊTES

        ONLY THE ANIMALS / SEULES LES BÊTES

        28/9/2020, 19:30, RIVIERA

        ONE OF THESE DAYS

        ONE OF THESE DAYS

        28/9/2020, 21:00, STELLA
        4/10/2020, 23:00, TRIANON

        INSTINCT

        INSTINCT

        29/9/2020, 22:30, AEGLI ZAPPIOU
        1/10/2020, 19:30, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE

        FAREWELL AMOR

        FAREWELL AMOR

        30/9/2020, 19:30, AEGLI ZAPPIOU
        3/10/2020, 19:45, STELLA

        DINNER IN AMERICA

        DINNER IN AMERICA

        2/10/2020, 22:15, ATHINAIA
        4/10/2020, 19:45, RIVIERA

        MINAMATA

        MINAMATA

        3/10/2020, 19:30, ATHINAIA

        UNDINE (Closing Film)

        UNDINE (Closing Film)

        3/10/2020, 20:30, AEGLI ZAPPIOU
        3/10/2020, 22:30, RIVIERA

        HOPE / HÅP

        HOPE / HÅP

        3/10/2020, 22:15, ANESIS

        AMMONITE

        AMMONITE

        4/10/2020, 19:30, AEGLI ZAPPIOU