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A Ciambra
Director: Jonas Carpignano
Italy's submission to the Foreign Language Film Category at the 90th Academy Awards
2017/ Italy, USA, France, Sweden120 min/ Drama
Pio is a 14-year-old brat who is desperate to grow up fast. He follows his older brother everywhere. When he disappears, Pio sets out to prove he’s ready to step into his big brother’s shoes.
Pio Amato, Koudous Seihon, Damiano Amato
Screenwriter: Jonas Carpignano
Editors: Affonso Gonçalves
DOP: Tim Curtin
Production Company(ies)
A Stayblack Prods., RT Features, Sikelia Prods., Rai Cinema production, DCM, Haut et Court, Film i Väst, Filmgate Films.
Martin Scorsese , Jon Coplon, Paolo Carpignano, Ryan Zacarias, Gwyn Sannia, Rodrigo Teixeira, Marc Schmidheiny, Cristoph Daniel, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Sophie Mas, Lourenco Sant'Anna, Daniela Lundgren Taplin, Alesso Lazzareschi, Dario Suter, Joel Brandeis, Carole Scotta, Julie Billy, Tomas Eskilsson, Sean Wheelan.
Cannes Film Festival, France
Bergen International Film Festival, Germany
Seville European Film Festival, Spain
Ghent International Film Festival, Belgium
Miskolc International Film Festival, Hungary
Label Europa Cinemas at Cannes Film Festival
Cinema Extraordinaire at Bergen International Film Festival
CinEuphoria, Top Ten of the Year - International Competition at CinEuphoria Awards
Best Actor at Seville European Film Festival
Georges Delerue Prize at Ghent International Film Festival
ICS Award at International Cinephile Society Awards
International Confederation of Art Cinemas Award at Jameson CineFest - Miskolc International Film Festival
“A coming-of-age drama with a stealthy emotional charge that further enhances the writer-director's reputation as a gifted practitioner of Italian neo-neorealism.” The Hollywood Reporter- David Rooney

“With the presence of Martin Scorsese as an executive producer, this polished semi-sequel to “Mediterranea”…. will doubtless boost Carpignano’s already fast-rising profile on the festival and arthouse circuit.” Variety- Guy Lodge

"A Ciambra …. secures the U.S.-educated, Italy-based Carpignano's profile as an astute practitioner of modern-day neorealism.” The Los Angeles Times - Sheri Linden