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Exclusive: Clip for Carlo Sironi’s My Summer with Irène (2024 Berlinale)

Exclusive: Clip for Carlo Sironi’s My Summer with Irène (2024 Berlinale)

Part of the Generation 14plus selection at the upcoming Berlinale, My Summer with Irène is the highly anticipated sophomore feature by Italian filmmaker Carlo Sironi. After breaking out with Sole (at the Venice in the Orizzonti section and Toronto Intl. Film Festival), Sironi turns back the clock setting his latest feature in Italy, 1997. The synopsis reads as such: Clara and Irène, both 17, meet at a summer camp organized by the hospital who treats them. Clara is shy while Irene is untamed – they instantly become inseparable friends. Instead of going back to their families, they decide to run away to a faraway island off the coast of Sicily to live their first summer as young women. They live carefree and dream of love, while recording on VHS their moments together and confronting their fear of the future.

The amuse-bouche clip below features Maria Camilla Brandenburg and Noée Abita (of most notably in youth portraits of Ava, Genèse and Slalom) basking in the light. This was produced by Kino Produzioni’s Giovanni Pompili along with Rai Cinema and June Films.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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