Director: Carlo Sironi Cast: Sandra Drzymalska, Claudio Segaluscio, Barbara Ronchi, Bruno Buzzi, Marco Felli also starring Orietta Notari and Vitaliano Trevisan
Country: Italy-Poland Length: 97’
Subject: Giulia Moriggi, Carlo Sironi Screenplay: Giulia Moriggi, Carlo Sironi, Antonio Manca Cinematography: Gergely Pohárnok Editing: Andrea Maguolo Music: Teoniki Rożynek Set design: Ilaria Sadun Costume design: Olivia Bellini First Assistant Director: Nicola Scorza Sound engineer: Stefano Sabatini Sound design: Michał Fojcik Casting: Jorgelina Depretis, Tommaso Landucci Producer: Giovanni Pompili
Co-producer: Agnieszka Wasiak World Sales: Luxbox
An italian-polish coproduction by Kino produzioni with Rai Cinema and Lava Films supported by MiBAC, with the support of Eurimages, Regione Lazio, Polish Film Institute, TorinoFilmLab Production Fund, IDM Südtirol – Alto Adige Film Fund & Commission.
Supported by Cinéfondation, the Faliro House | Sundance Mediterranean Screenwriters Workshop and developed trough Berlinale Script Station, Eave, TorinoFilmLab – Feature Lab.
Ermanno is an Italian low-life, Lena is a seventh month pregnant Polish girl. She has come to Italy to sell her baby, he has to pretend to be the father to entrust the newborn to his uncle Fabio in a fake adoption between relatives. Lena’s daughter is born pre-term and she must breastfeed her before she can go away with her money. Lena tries to deny the bond with her baby girl Sole but Ermanno starts to take care of them as if he was the real father.
“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”.
FESTIVAL AND AWARDS
Venice International Film Festival 2019 - Orizzonti TIFF 2019 - Toronto International Film Festival - Discovery
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