A Ciambra

Rated NR 119 min. 2018

Executive producer Martin Scorsese presents the electrifying sophomore feature from rising director Jonas Carpignano (Mediterranea). 14-year-old Pio (Pio Amato) wants nothing more than the respect of his older brother, whom he emulates in every way—including his career as a petty criminal. When both his father and brother are arrested, Pio is determined to prove that he can step up and be the head of his sprawling Romani family. But a fateful night and a wrenching decision soon test just how ready he is. Steeped in the complex social fabric of Southern Italy—where Italians, Romani, and African migrants coexist in uneasy tension—A Ciambra is a bracing plunge into a world in which growing up fast is a matter of survival.

Film Credits

Director: Jonas Carpignano

Writer: Jonas Carpignano

Producer: Jonas Carpignano, Jon Coplon, Constance Meyer, Zachary Kerschberg and Paolo Carpignano

Cast: Pio Amanto, Koudos Seihon, Damiano Amato, Francesco Pio Amato, Iolanda Amato, Patrizia Amato, Rocco Amato and Susanna Amato

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