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Sole – Carlo Sironi

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Top 150 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2019: #143. Sole – Carlo Sironi

Top 150 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2019: #143. Sole – Carlo Sironi


Director Carlo Sironi makes his directorial debut with Sole, a project which was selected for several notable initiatives during its development, including Residence de la Cinefondation at Cannes, the Script Station in Berlin, the Sundance Mediterranean Lab and TorinoFilmLab, where it won a Production Award. An Italian-Polish production through RAI Cinema, Kino Produzioni and Lava Films, the film stars Sandra Drzymalska opposite newcomer Claudio Segaluscio with a supporting cast of Barbara Ronchi, Bruno Buzzi, Marco Felli, Vitaliano Trevisan, and Orietta Notari. His short film Cargo (2012) was part of the Venice Film Festival.

Gist: Frittering away his days on slot machines, everything changes for Ermanno when Lena turns up in Italy trying to sell her baby and start life afresh. The two of them pretend to be a couple so Ermanno’s aunt and uncle, who have been unable to conceive, can fast track an adoption. However, just as Lena pulls away from her child, Sole, Ermanno finds himself growing attached to the child as if it were his own.

Release Date/Prediction: Sironi completed his six-week shoot in Rome at the end of November 2018, with good chances at having Sole appear in Critics’ Week at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.

Los Angeles based Nicholas Bell is's Chief Film Critic and covers film festivals such as Sundance, Berlin, Cannes and TIFF. He is part of the critic groups on Rotten Tomatoes, The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) and GALECA. His top 3 for 2021: France (Bruno Dumont), Passing (Rebecca Hall) and Nightmare Alley (Guillermo Del Toro). He was a jury member at the 2019 Cleveland International Film Festival.

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