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TFL Film A CIAMBRA wins Europa Cinemas Label at Cannes Directors' Fortnight

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TFL Film A CIAMBRA wins Europa Cinemas Label at Cannes Directors' Fortnight

May 29, 2017

TorinoFilmLab proudly congratulates Jonas Carpignano and the whole team of A CIAMBRA for being awarded the Europa Cinemas Label as Best European film at the Cannes Directors' Fortnight 2017!

A CIAMBRA will receive the support of the Europa Cinemas Network, with additional promotion and incentives for exhibitors to extend the film’s run on screen.

The jury issued the following statement: “Jonas Carpignano is very much an up and coming European director. A CIAMBRA is his second feature. It underlines the power and magic potential of cinema, transporting the audience into a rarely seen milieu, a Roma community in Southern Italy. The expressive dialect they speak has rarely been heard on the big screen and is very much a character in the film. A young 14 year-old boy (brilliantly played by Pio Amato) struggles to step into his big brother’s shoes. Superb performances and editing drive the engrossing narrative, with Carpignano’s verite style bringing the film to life without making social statements.”

Developed at TorinoFilmLab's Script&Pitch 2015, the film is a Stayblack (Italy), RT Features (Brazil), Sikelia Productions (USA) and RAI Cinema (Italy) production, co-produced with DCM Pictures (Germany), Haut et Court (France), Film i Väst (Sweden) and Filmgate (Sweden). World sales are handled by Luxbox.

Among others, in Cannes IFC’s Sundance Selects has acquired the North American rights for A CIAMBRA.