A Ciambra

A Ciambra (fic.)

Friday, 3.11. 17:30h, Art cinema Kolarac
Monday, 6.11. 17h, Cultural center of Belgrade
Sunday, 5.11. 15h, KC Kupina Film (Puppet theater Nis)

Director Jonas Carpignano
Country: Italy, Brazil, Germany, France, USA, Sweden
Year: 2017
Runtime: 120’
Language: Italian
Cast: Pio Amato, Koudous Seihon, Iolanda Amato, Damiano Amato

Production: Stayblack Productions, RT Features, Sikelia Productions, Rai Cinema
Distribution: Five Stars Film Distribution
Website: www.peccapics.com/product/a-ciambra/

International selection

In A Ciambra, a small Romani community in Calabria, Pio Amato is desperate to grow up fast. At 14, he drinks, smokes and is one of the few to easily slide between the regions’ factions -the local Italians, the African immigrants and his fellow Romani. Pio follows his older brother Cosimo everywhere, learning the necessary skills for life on the streets of their hometown. When Cosimo disappears and things start to go wrong, Pio sets out to prove he’s ready to step into his big brother’s shoes and in the process he must decide if he is truly ready to become a man.

Director’s biography
Jonas Carpignano spent his childhood between Rome and New York City. He began making films at Wesleyan University and after graduating continued working on film sets in Italy and the US. His work as a director has been shown around the world and has won awards at Cannes, Venice, and Sundance. His first feature film Mediterranea debuted at the Cannes Film Festival – Semaine de la critique before receiving the award for the best directorial debut of 2015 by the National Board of Review. His second feature film A Ciambra will premiere in the Directors’ Fortnight at the 2017 Cannes film festival. Jonas lives in Italy where he continues to work as a writer and director.

Festivals and awards:
Label Europa Cinemas, Cannes Film Festival, 2017
CPH PIX , 2017
International Confederation of Art Cinemas Award, Jameson CineFest – Miskolc International Film Festival, 2017
Munich Film Festival , 2017