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A Ciambra


Presented by Sundance Selects | Italy | Jan 26th, 2018 | 119 MINS | NR

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. When both his father and brother are arrested, Pio is determined to prove that he can step up and be the head of his sprawling Romani family. But a fateful night and a wrenching decision soon test just how ready he is. 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.


  • Jonas Carpignano


  • Jon Coplon
  • Paolo Carpignano
  • Ryan Zacarias
  • Gwyn Sannia
  • Rodrigo Teixeira
  • Marc Schmidheiny
  • Cristoph Daniel

Executive Producers

  • Martin Scorsese
  • Emma Tillinger Koskoff
  • Sophie Mas
  • Lourenco Sant'Anna
  • Daniela Lundgren Taplin
  • Alessio Lazzareschi
  • Dario Suter
  • Joel Brandeis


  • Jonas Carpignano