A Ciambra Reviews

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February 16, 2018
Writer-director Jonas Carpignano displays a fine feeling for the simple joys and blunt sorrows of life at the margins, and a great regard for his compelling young star.
February 2, 2018
Carpignano is far less interested in the epic mechanics of how the flat screen TV falls off the truck, and far more on the personal daily details of the people inhabiting this world.
February 1, 2018
It's a neo-realist study of a kid with special gifts for leadership, daring and friendship. And for stealing everything in sight.
February 1, 2018
Through Tim Curtin's kinetic handheld camerawork, Carpignano immerses the viewer in Pio's experience.
January 26, 2018
Viewers interested in a rarely-documented side of life will get caught up in this frank portrayal of a boy who's not sure how to be a man.
Top Critic
January 25, 2018
While A Ciambra is not a happy story, its vigor and authenticity deliver a sort of joy.
May 28, 2019
We are never really invited into Pio's experience, instead kept at arm's length from the world he inhabits.That world is multifaceted and its our view from above as he navigates moving between them that keeps A Ciambra such an interesting watch.
February 21, 2019
An uncompromising coming-of-age tale from a director skilled not just in collaborating with untrained actors but in observing society.
February 12, 2019
An uncompromising coming-of-age tale from a director skilled not just in collaborating with untrained actors but in observing society.
October 31, 2018
An electrifying coming-of-age story set against a backdrop of crime, poverty and immigration.
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