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A Ciambra (2017)

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In A CIAMBRA, 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.

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A film that takes its time and earns its narrative twists gradually.

September 22, 2017 | Full Review…

A Ciambra is more successful when unpacking the cause of Pio's identity crisis than it is when searching for solutions.

May 23, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

"A Ciambra" is something of a step sideways for the Italian-American filmmaker, consolidating his considerable formal and observational gifts while fumbling a bit as storytelling.

May 19, 2017 | Full Review…
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A raw and distinctive coming-of-age portrait.

May 19, 2017 | Full Review…

The curiosity of Carpignano's sharp directorial vision ... brings these characters and their world to life.

December 3, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

A Ciambra is a very fine piece of middlebrow cinema, and I fully expect Carpignano to be working in Hollywood before all is said and done.

November 17, 2017 | Full Review…

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