A Ciambra, by Jonas Carpignano, wins the Art Cinema Award at Miskolc Film Festival 2017
The International Confederation of Art Cinemas is proud to announce that the ART CINEMA AWARD at the Miskolc International Film Festival 2017, in Hungary, went to A CIÁMBRA by Jonas Carpignano.
Italy / USA / France / Germany / Sweden / Brazil, 2017, 120 minutes
Direction and screenplay: Jonas Carpignano
Cast: Pio Amato, Koudous Seihon, Damiano Amato
Production: Stayblack Productions, RT Features, Sikelia Productions, Rai Cinema
In association with: DCM, Haut et Court, Film i Väst et Filmgate Films
International sales: Luxbox
More information on the festival’s website.
In A CIÁMBRA, a small Romani community in Calabria, Pio Amato is desperate to grow up fast. At 14, he drinks, smokes and is one of the few to easily slide between the region’s factions – the local Italians, the African refugees and his fellow Romani. Pio follows his older brother Cosimo everywhere, learning the necessary skills for life on the streets of their hometown. When Cosimo disappears and things start to go wrong, Pio sets out to prove he’s ready to step into his big brother’s shoes but soon finds himself faced with an impossible decision that will show if he is truly ready to become a man.
The CICAE jury decided to chose a cinematic piece of art that tackles a current topic.
We chose the film A CIÁMBRA by the director Jonas Carpignano, which is filmed from the perspective of a boy who lives with his Romani family in a community in Calabria. He’s searching his position in familiy and also in life.
This is a story about people who need to be seen. The movie doesn’t show who is bad or good in our society, it shows human beings who have to grow up, who feel fear, fight prejudices, make mistakes and find solutions. And that it matters where you come from, but even if it sounds depressing, it is a movie that gives hope.
We believe that our future is in the hands of our children.
Human rights are not only words, we have to live them.
The jury was composed of:
Erika Borsos, Budapest Film Zrt., Budapest, Hungary
Florent Paris, Cinéma Le LUXOR, Oloron Sainte Marie, France
Anika Danielle Wagner, Kino Traumstern, Lich, Germany