A Ciambra

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A Ciambra
A Ciambra poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed byJonas Carpignano
Produced byPaolo Carpignano
Jon Coplon
Christoph Daniel
Gwyn Sannia
Marc Schmidheiny
Rodrigo Teixeira
Ryan Zacarias
Written byJonas Carpignano
StarringPio Amato
Music byDan Romer
CinematographyTim Curtinn
Edited byAffonso Gonçalves
RT Features
Rai Cinema
Sikelia Productions
Distributed byAcademy Two
Release date
  • 19 May 2017 (2017-05-19) (Cannes)
  • 31 August 2017 (2017-08-31) (Italy)
Running time
120 minutes
Box office$91,846[1]

A Ciambra is a 2017 Italian drama film directed by Jonas Carpignano. It was screened in the Directors' Fortnight section at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.[2][3] At Cannes in won the Europa Cinemas Label Award.[4] It was selected as the Italian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards, but it was not nominated.[5]


Fourteen-year-old Pio Amato idolizes his older brother in their small Romani community in Calabria. Challenges mount after his older brother disappears.



On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 87% based on 47 reviews, and an average rating of 7.1/10.[6] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 70 out of 100, based on 16 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[7]

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  1. ^ "A Ciambra". The-Numbers. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Fortnight 2017: The 49th Directors' Fortnight Selection". Quinzaine des Réalisateurs. Archived from the original on 19 April 2017. Retrieved 20 April 2017.
  3. ^ Elsa Keslassy (19 April 2016). "Cannes: Juliette Binoche-Gerard Depardieu Drama to Kick Off Directors Fortnight". Variety. Retrieved 20 April 2017.
  4. ^ Hopewell, John (26 May 2017). "Cannes: Chloe Zhao's 'The Rider' Tops Cannes' Directors' Fortnight". Variety. Retrieved 26 May 2017.
  5. ^ Vivarelli, Nick (26 September 2017). "Jonas Carpignano's 'A Ciambra' Is Italy's Oscar Contender". Variety. Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  6. ^ "A Ciambra (2018)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  7. ^ "A Ciambra Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 16 February 2018.

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