This movie stems from a research I was doing for a short film. We came across this kind of fake adoptions, and when we discovered this issue, we thought that we could probably make a movie about it. However, at first, we didn’t want to make a movie about surrogate motherhood because it’s a cruel world.
For me, Sole begins when we decided to not make it from the point of view of the woman who decides to sell the baby but from the point of view of someone who pretends to be a father and gets paid for it, for giving a surname to a human being; this was interesting to me. I think that’s when we said, okay, we can make a film that starts in that world, but then it’s about the main characters, Ermanno and Lena. For me, it was always like this. It wasn’t a feature film talking about surrogate motherhood but about two human beings that fall in love. It is a love story at the very end.