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THE CIAMBRA

by Jonas Carpignano

synopsis

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 region’s factions – the local Italians, the African refugees 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 but soon finds himself faced with an impossible decision that will show if he is truly ready to become a man.

original title: A Ciambra
country: Italy, Brazil, United States, France, Germany, Sweden
sales agent: Luxbox
year: 2017
genre: fiction
directed by: Jonas Carpignano
film run: 120'
release date: IT 31/08/2017, FR 20/09/2017, PL 10/11/2017, NL 4/01/2018, DE 5/04/2018, GB 15/06/2018
screenplay: Jonas Carpignano
cast: Pio Amato, Koudous Seihon
cinematography by: Tim Curtin
film editing: Affonso Gonçalves
art director: Marco Ascanio Viarigi
costumes designer: Nicoletta Taranta
music: Dan Romer
producer: Jon Coplon, Paolo Carpignano, Marc Schmidheiny, Christoph Daniel, Gwyn Sannia, Rodrigo Teixeira, Ryan Zacarias
co-producer: Julie Billy, Tomas Eskilsson, Carole Scotta, Sean Wheelan
executive producer: Martin Scorsese, Joel Brandeis, Fernando Fraiha, Alessio Lazzareschi, Sophie Mas, Lourenço Sant'Anna, Dario Suter, Daniela Taplin Lundberg, Emma Tillinger Koskoff
associate producer: Charles M. Barsamian
production: Stayblack, RAI Cinema, DCM Pictures, Haut et Court, Film i Väst, Filmgate, RT Features (BR), Sikelia Productions (US)
backing: MiBACT, Lucana Film Commission, Fondazione Calabria Film Commission
distributor: Haut et Court, DCM Film Distribution GmbH, Peccadillo Pictures