New Cinema






 “Sole” (directed by Carlo Sironi) is a drama that won 2 prizes in Venice, with great performance by Sandra Drzymalska in the role of a pregnant Polish emigrant, Lena, who agrees to sell her child to an infertile, wealthy couple. Her peer related to the couple, Ermanno, keeps an eye on her considering Lena’s child his own because the family adoption process is much easier in Italy. The film received great reviews at subsequent festivals, including one in Toronto. The Polish co-producer of the film is Lava Films. Agnieszka Wasiak of Lava Films was a participant of the first edition of “Icebreaker”, Transatlantyk Industry’s event in 2017.


Director: Carlo Sironi

Screenwriter: Antonio Manca, Giulia Moriggi, Carlo Sironi

Cinematographer: Gergely Pohárnok

Editor: Andrea Maguolo

Cast: Bruno Buzzi, Sandra Drzymalska, Marco Felli, Barbara Ronchi, Claudio Segaluscio, Vitaliano Trevisan

Producer : Luca Legnani, Maurizio Milo, Giovanni Pompili, Agnieszka Wasiak

Production Company: Lava Films


Grand Jury Prize (Bastia Italian Film Festival 2020) Best Film: Carlo Sironi

Special Mention for Interpretation (Bastia Italian Film Festival 2020) Sandra Drzymalska

Best Director (Mons International Festival of Love Films 2020) Carlo Sironi

Prix de l'expérimentation - Special Mention (Montréal Festival of New Cinema 2019) Sandra Drzymalska, Claudio Segaluscio

International Competition (mumbai Film Festival 2019) Special Mention: Carlo Sironi

People's Choice Award (Pingyao International Film Festival 2019) Best of Fest - Best Film: Carlo Sironi

Lanterna Magica Award (Venice Film Festival 2019) Carlo Sironi