San Diego Italian Film Festival Presents: A Ciambra
San Diego Italian Film Festival Presents: A Ciambra

Executive producer Martin Scorsese presents the electrifying sophomore feature from rising director Jonas Carpignano (Mediterranea). 14-year-old Pio (Pio Amato) wants nothing more than the respect of his older brother, whom he emulates in every way—including his career as a petty criminal. Steeped in the complex social fabric of Southern Italy—where Italians, Romani, and African migrants coexist in uneasy tension—A Ciambra is a bracing plunge into a world in which growing up fast is a matter of survival.

Critic Quotes:

“A raw and distinctive coming-of-age portrait.” – The Hollywood Reporter

“Pulsates with true authenticity.” – The Film Stage

“… one of the world’s most vital filmmakers.” – IndieWire


Runtime: 118 minutes

Rating: UR

Director: Jonas Carpignano

Country: Italy | Brazil | Germany | France | Sweden | USA

Language: Italian



Friday, February 9: 11:00AM, 3:35, 8: 10

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