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ITALY, Poland | 100 minutes | 2019

Ermanno lives a simple, uneventful life in Italy. When Lena, a seven-months-pregnant Polish teenager, shows up to sell her baby, the young man has to pretend to be the father so that his aunt and uncle can adopt the child. But when Lena gives birth prematurely, she’s forced to breastfeed her daughter despite her reluctance to look after her. Meanwhile, Ermanno becomes attached to the baby. Showing the affection for ordinary people thrown into extraordinary situations that permeates his short films, the young Italian filmmaker delivers a poignant meditation on parenthood in this intimate first feature about a young man’s coming of age.

"... a moving, quietly absorbing character study." The Hollywood Reporter
" This is an impressive showcase of new talent, both in front of and, in director Carlo Sironi, behind the camera." Screendaily

Jury's Special Mention - Festival du nouveau cinéma

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Programs

Thursday October 10, 2019

Program #16
17:15
Cineplex Odeon Quartier SALLE 14

Monday October 14, 2019

Program #139
15:30
Cineplex Odeon Quartier SALLE 17

Sunday October 20, 2019

Program #275
20:55
Cineplex Odeon Quartier SALLE 14

Carlo Sironi

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F i l M o G r a P H Y
C A R LO S I R O N I
2019 sole (Feature)
International Venice Film Festival - Orizzonti
Toronto International Film Festival - Discovery
2016 ValParaiso (short)
Locarno Film Festival - he Film und Video Undertitlung Award
2012 il Filo Di arianna (Documentary short)
2012 CarGo (short)
International Venice Film Festival - Competition
David di Donatello 2013 - Nominated for Best Italian Short Film
2008 soFia (short)
Torino Film Festival - Competition

distribution and credits

  • Screenplay Antonio Manca, Giulia Moriggi, Carlo Sironi
  • Producer Giovanni Pompili, Agnieszka Wasiak
  • Cast Sandra DRZYMALSKA, Claudio SEGALUSCIO, Barbara Ronchi

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