A Ciambra

Director: Jonas Carpignano
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Italy's submission to the Foreign Language Film Category at the 90th Academy Awards
World premiered at Cannes Film Festival; won Label: Europa Cinemas Award
Selected at 40+ prominent international festivals including BFI, TIFF, AFI Fest, and Karlovy Vary
Nominated for Best Director at the Independent Spirit Awards
A Ciambra Poster
2017/ Italy USA France Sweden120 min/ Drama, Crime
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.

Screenwriter: Jonas Carpignano
DOP: Tim Curtin
Editor: Affonso Gonçalves

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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

film festivals
Cannes Film Festival 2017 | Winner: Label Europa Cinemas
Independent Spirit Awards 2018 | Nominee: Best Director
Toronto International Film Festival 2017
BFI London Film Festival 2017
AFI Fest 2017
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2017
!f Istanbul International Independent Film Festival 2018
Chicago International Film Festival 2017
Stockholm International Film Festival 2017
Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists 2018 | Winner: Silver Ribbon - Best Costume Design
Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists 2018 | Nominee: Silver Ribbon - Best Film
David di Donatello Awards 2018 | Winner: David - Best Editing
David di Donatello Awards 2018 | Nominee: David - Best Film
David di Donatello Awards 2018 | Nominee: David - Best Sound
David di Donatello Awards 2018 | Winner: David - Best Director
David di Donatello Awards 2018 | Nominee: David - Best Original Screenplay
David di Donatello Awards 2018 | Nominee: David - Best Producer
David di Donatello Awards 2018 | Nominee: David - Best Cinematography
Mill Valley Film Festival 2017
Ghent Film Festival 2017 | Winner: Georges Delerue Award - Best Music
Sydney Film Festival 2018
Melbourne International Film Festival 2017
Dubai International Film Festival 2017
CPH:PIX 2017
Bratislava International Film Festival 2017
Hawaii International Film Festival 2017
Munich Film Festival 2017
Thessaloniki Film Festival 2017
Helsinki International Film Festival - Love & Anarchy 2017
Seville European Film Festival 2017 | Winner: Best Actor
Philadelphia Film Festival 2017
Taipei Film Festival 2018
Zurich Film Festival 2017
Fajr Film Festival 2018
Hong Kong International Film Festival 2018
Bergen International Film Festival 2017 | Winner: Cinema Extraordinaire
Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival 2017
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2018
Reykjavik International Film Festival 2017
Haifa International Film Festival 2017
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