Interview: Carlo Sironi – Sole | 2019 Pyiff

Italian filmmaker Carlo Sironi — whose shorts have already brought him attention at Venice and Locarno — has now given us a striking first feature. Sole, pronounced “Sole-eh,” turned heads at Venice, Toronto (we were on hand) before playing at Pyiff 2019, where it won the audience award. The film is wrought with meaning; even the mispronunciation of its own name, which means single, alone, holds value. Exhibiting a strong directorial voice, Sironi bares an unexpected emotional core with empathy and precision.

The plot is inspired by an obscure Italian law. Surrogacy is illegal but there’s a loophole: in certain circumstances, relatives can adopt children born to family members.…

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