A Ciambra

Jonas Carpignano
Italy
Brazil
USA
France
Germany
Sweden
120 min
2017
A Ciambra
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.

Screenplay: Jonas Carpignano

Cast: Pio Amato, Koudous Seihon

Cinematography by: Tim Curtin

Film editing: Affonso Gonçalves

Producer:  Jon Coplon, Paolo Carpignano, Marc Schmidtheiny, Christoph Daniel

Production: Stayblack, RAI Cinema, DCM Productions, Haut et Court, Film i Väst, Filmgate, RT Features (BR), Sikelia Productions (US)

Distribution: Haut et Court, DCM Film Distribution GmbH

Sales agent: Luxbox