Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival

Films

Official Selection - In Competition

Crew:

Director: Jonas Carpignano
Screenplay: Jonas Carpignano
DOP: Tim Curtin
Production: Stayblack Productions, RT Features, Sikelia Productions, Rai Cinema, DCM Pictures

A Ciambra

A film by Jonas Carpignano

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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.
  • Cast:

    Damiano Amato, Iolanda Amato, Koudous Seihon, Pio Amato
  • Original Title:

    A Ciambra
  • Country:

    Italy, United States, France, Germany
  • Year:

    2017
  • 120'

Crew:

Director: Jonas Carpignano
Screenplay: Jonas Carpignano
DOP: Tim Curtin
Production: Stayblack Productions, RT Features, Sikelia Productions, Rai Cinema, DCM Pictures

Schedule

Centro Cultural Olga Cadaval Auditório Jorge Sampaio

Portuguese and English subtitles
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Cinema Medeia Monumental Sala 1

Portuguese and English subtitles
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Director

Jonas Carpignano

Jonas Carpignano spent his childhood between Rome and New York City. He began making films at Wesleyan University and after graduating continued working on film sets in Italy and the US. His work as a director has been shown around the world and has won awards at Cannes, Venice, and Sundance. His first feature film Mediterranea debuted at the Cannes Film Festival - Semaine de la critique before receiving the award for the best directorial debut of 2015 by the National Board of Review. His work on Mediterranea also earned him the Guggenheim fellowship. His second feature film A Ciambra had its world premier at the Directors Fortnight at the 2017 Cannes film festival where it won the Europa Cinema Label prize for best European film. Jonas lives in Italy where he continues to work as a writer and director.
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