11/16/2020 07:30 pm – Murnau-Filmtheater
Italy/Poland 2019 100 min Italian original version with German and English subtitles
by Carlo Sironi
Script: Giulia Moriggi, Carlo Sironi, Antonio Manca, DoP: Gergely Poharnok, Editor: Andrea Maguolo, Production: production Kino produzioni, Rai Cinema, Producer: Giovanni Pompili, Cast: Sandra Drzymalska, Claudio Segaluscio, Barbara Ronchi, Bruno Buzzi, Marco Felli
“An Italian-Polish co-production in which both nationalities feel narratively and spiritually integral to proceedings, Sironi’s film effectively blends the warm-blooded emotional stakes of classic Italian melodrama with the cooler, more rigorous language of new Eastern European cinema.” (www.variety.com)
Carlo Sironi was born in Rome. He began to work on film sets, first as an assistant director. SOFIA, his first short film, competed in numerous international festivals. He directed music videos both for indie artists and majors and started directing documentaries and TV programs. In 2013, he participated in the “Berlinale Talent Campus”. VALPARAISO competed in Locarno in the “Pardi di Domani” section and won the Award for Best Subtitling. SOLE is his first feature film.
Filmography (selection): 2008 SOFIA, 2016 VALPARAISO (both short films), 2019 SOLE
Awards (selection): Grand Jury Prize for Best Film (Bastia Italian Film Festival, France 2020)