Quell’estate con Irène

My Summer with Irène
Italy, 1997. Clara and Irène, both 17 years old, meet at a summer camp organised by the hospital where they are being treated. Clara is shy while Irène is untamed. They are completely unalike but they understand each other straight away. Instead of returning to their families, they decide to run away to a faraway island off the coast of Sicily to spend their first summer as young women. There, they live in a carefree way, dream of love, record their moments together on VHS tape and confront their fears about the future.
by Carlo Sironi
with Noée Abita, Maria Camilla Brandenburg, Claudio Segaluscio, Gabriele Rollo, Beatrice Puccilli, Anna di Luzio, Maurizio Grassia
Italy / France 2024 Italian, French 90’ World premiere recommendation: 14 years and up


  • Noée Abita (Irène)
  • Maria Camilla Brandenburg (Clara)
  • Claudio Segaluscio (Martino)
  • Gabriele Rollo (Riccardo)
  • Beatrice Puccilli (Elena)
  • Anna di Luzio (Costanza)
  • Maurizio Grassia (Luca)


Director Carlo Sironi
Screenplay Silvana Tamma, Carlo Sironi
Cinematography Gergely Poharnok
Editing Chiara Dainese
Music Lionel Boutang
Sound Design Marzia Cordò
Sound Gianluca Costamagna
Production Design Ilaria Sadun
Costumes Olivia Bellini
Make-Up Valentina Iannuccilli
Casting Sara Casani
Producer Giovanni Pompili
Executive Producer Lara Costa Calzado
Co-Producers Julie Billy, Naomi Denamour
Co-Production June Films Paris

Carlo Sironi

Born in Rome, Italy in 1983, his short films Cargo and Valparaiso screened at Venice and Locarno. In 2013, he participated in the Berlinale Talent Campus. His debut feature film Sole, which premiered in the Orizzonti competition in Venice and also screened at the 2020 Berlinale, won European Discovery at the European Film Awards and saw him nominated for Best New Director at the David di Donatello Awards.


2008 Sofia; short film 2012 Cargo; short film 2016 Valparaiso; short film 2019 Sole 2024 Quell’estate con Irène

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2024