Sole (first feature)

see also

International Trailer

Trailer

click on the images to download them in high res

Sole

Sole

Sole

original title:

SOLE

directed by:

cinematography:

set design:

costume design:

production:

Kino Produzioni, Lava Films, Rai Cinema, supported by MiBACT, with the support of Eurimages, Polish Film Institute, Torino FilmLab, IDM Südtirol – Alto Adige Film Fund & Commission

world sales:

country:

Italy/Polonia

year:

2019

film run:

102'

format:

colour

release date:

24/10/2019

festivals & awards:

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 he was the actual father of Sole, the baby girl. Unexpectedly, they will experience family life together.

DIRECTOR’S NOTES:
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.