A Ciambra

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Directed by Jonas Carpignano
2017
120 minutes
18+
With the cast playing versions of themselves, A Ciambra is a very detailed and authentic look at a 14-year-old growing up too fast in the Romani community of Calabria.

Part of a large family, Pio Amato is only 14, but he drinks and smokes, and knows his way around the factions of the region. He’s equally comfortable amongst the local Italians, African refugees and the Romani. And Pio is also adept at running little scams, moving goods around and making a bit of cash. This comes in especially useful when his father and brother are jailed, but it also prompts Pio to believe that he is ready for manhood, leading to a terrible dilemma. Director Jonas Carpignano has worked with this community in his previous films, and in A Ciambra he has made a vibrant and immersive film, that attracted Martin Scorsese to executive produce.

The film, named for the battered apartment complex where Pio lives, provides fresh evidence of the continued vitality of the neorealist impulse as it tries to embed a fictional narrative in the actual world. It has the shape of a fable and the texture of a documentary. – A.O. Scott, The New York Times

A raw and distinctive coming-of-age portrait. – David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

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A Ciambra

The Ritz Cinema Randwick
Fri 8 June
6pm—8pm
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A Ciambra

Hayden Orpheum Cremorne
Mon 11 June
6:45pm—8:45pm
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Year
2017
Classification
18+
Country
Italy, France, USA, Germany
Language
In Italian with English subtitles
Director
Jonas Carpignano
Producer
Jon Coplon, Paulo Carpignano, Ryan Zacarias, Gwyn Sannia, Rodrigo Teixeira
Cast
Pio Amato, Koudous Seihon, Damiano Amato
Screenwriter
Jonas Carpignano
Cinematographer
Tim Curtin
Company Credits
World Sales: Luxbox
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