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A Ciambra

A Ciambra

Jonas Carpignano

Italy, Brazil, United States, Germany, France, Sweden | 2017 | Genre: Drama | second feature film | running time: 120’

"Carpignano is building an impressively cohesive gallery of outsider portraits"
David Rooney - The Hollywood Reporter

festivals & awards

Directors' Fortnight, Cannes Film Festival 2017 / Europa Cinemas Label


In A Ciambra, a small Romani community in Calabria, life has a unique rhythm. Just look at Pio Amato who, at age 14, is in a hurry to grown up. Pio follows his older brother Cosimo everywhere and from Cosimo he learns how to hustle and how to navigate the streets of his hometown. One night Pio sets out to prove to his brother that he is as good or better than him but, when things go wrong, a series of events will forever change the way he sees the world.


A Ciambra
original title

A Ciambra




Italy, Brazil, United States, Germany, France, Sweden

running time


produced by

Stayblack Productions – Italy

in co-production with

RT Features – Brazil
Sikelia Productions – USA
Rai Cinema – Italy
DCM Pictures – Germany
Haut et Court – France
Film i Väst – Sweden
Filmgate – Sweden

directed by

Jonas Carpignano



Pio is a young Romani boy living in southern Italy who must decide how far he is willing to go to repay his brother’s debt and keep his family together.
TFL Programmes

Script&Pitch 2015

Jonas Carpignano

Scriptwriter, Film Director