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Jonas Carpignano

A Chiara

121' - 2021 - Drama - Dialogue: Italian
Director: Jonas Carpignano Composer: Dan Romer, Benh Zeitlin With: Swamy Rotolo, Claudio Rotolo, Rosa Caccamo
The Guerrasio family and friends gather to celebrate Claudio andCarmela’s oldest daughter’s 18th birthday. There is a healthy rivalry between the birthday girl and her 15-year-old sister Chiara as they compete on the dance floor. It is a happy occasion, and the close-knit family are in top form. However, everything changes the next day when the father disappears. Chiara starts to investigate. As she gets closer to the truth, she is forced to decide what kind of future she wants for herself.

The Guerrasio family and friends gather to celebrate Claudio and Carmela’s oldest daughter’s 18th birthday. There is a healthy rivalry between the birthday girl and her 15-year-old sister Chiara as they compete on the dance floor. It is a happy occasion, and the close-knit family are in top form. However, everything changes the next day when the father disappears. Chiara starts to investigate. As she gets closer to the truth, she is forced to decide what kind of future she wants for herself.

"In his Calabrian series that began with Mediterranea, about the North African refugee influx, and shifted to a Romani community in A Ciambra, writer-director Jonas Carpignano brought unvarnished naturalism to vivid snapshots of a place where poverty, racism and crime to a large extent shape the social fabric. He completes the trilogy with A Chiara, for the first time focusing on a young female protagonist and delivering what’s arguably his most accomplished and affecting film to date. A too-protracted final act notwithstanding, this chronicle of a keen-eyed teen’s loss of innocence builds to a shattering climax." - The Hollywood Reporter

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Credits

Director

Jonas Carpignano

Composer

Dan Romer, Benh Zeitlin

With

Swamy Rotolo, Claudio Rotolo, Rosa Caccamo

Scenario

Jonas Carpignano

Director of Photography

Tim Curtin

Editor

Affonso Gonçalves

Producer

Jon Coplon, Paolo Carpignano, Ryan Zacarias, Jonas Carpignano

Production studios

Stayblack

Distributor

Imagine Film Distribution

More information

Dialogue

Italian

Countries of production

Italy, France

Year

2021

Filmography

Jonas Carpignano
La Casa D'Argento Bava (short, 2006), Resurrecction Man (short, 2010), Bayou Black (short, 2011), A Chjàna (short, 2012), A Ciambra (short 2014), Mediterranea (2015), A Ciambra (2017)

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