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A Ciambra

Director: Jonas Carpignano
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Italy's submission to the Foreign Language Film Category at the 90th Academy Awards.
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2017/ Italy - USA - France - Sweden120 min/ Drama, Crime
Original Title
A Ciambra
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
DOP: Tim Curtin
Editors: Affonso Gonçalves
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Production Company(ies)
A Stayblack Prods.
RT Features
Sikelia Prods.
Rai Cinema production
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
film festivals
film festivals Cannes Film Festival, France
film festivals Bergen International Film Festival, Germany
film festivals Seville European Film Festival, Spain
film festivals Ghent International Film Festival, Belgium
film festivals CineFest Miskolc International Film Festival, Hungary
film festivals CinEuphoria Awards, Portugal
film festivals International Cinephile Society
film awards
film awards Label Europa Cinemas at the Cannes Film Festival, France
Cinema Extraordinaire at the Bergen International Film Festival, Germany
Top Ten of the Year and Best Supporting Actress at the CinEuphoria Awards, Portugal
Best Actor at the Seville European Film Festival, Spain
Georges Delerue Prize at the Ghent International Film Festival, Belgium
ICS Award at the International Cinephile Society
International Confederation of Art Cinemas Award at the CineFest Miskolc International Film Festival, Hungary
“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.” David Rooney - The Hollywood Reporter

“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.” Guy Lodge - Variety

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