Italy-USA-France-Germany. Direction: Jonas Carpignano. Production: Jon Coplon, Paolo Carpignano, Ryan Zacarias, Gwyn Sannia, Rodrigo Teixeira, Marc Schmidheiny, Cristoph Daniel / Stayblack Productions, RT Features, Sikelia Productions, Rai Cinema, DCM Pictures, Film i Väst, Haut et Court, Filmgate Films. Screenplay: Jonas Carpignano. Photography: Tim Curtin. Music: Dan Romer. Edition: Affonso Gonçalves. Running time: 120 min
LANGUAGE: Italian / SUBTITLES: Spanish
In A Ciambra, a small Romani community in Calabria, Pio Amato is desperate to grow up fast. At 14, he easily slides between the region's factions: the Italians, the Africans and his fellow Romani. Pio follows his older brother Cosimo everywhere, learning how to survive on the streets of their hometown. When Cosimo disappears and things start to unravel, Pio sets out to prove he's ready to step into his big brother's shoes. But he soon finds himself faced with an impossible decision that will show if he is truly ready to become a man.
A Ciambra, Jonas Carpignano’s second feature film after Mediterranea (2015), is adapted from his eponymous 2014 short film.