A Ciambra Reviews

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.
January 24, 2018
The result is busy, murky, and remote.
January 18, 2018
In its mood and methods, "A Ciambra" pays homage to the work of Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, the living masters of European realist cinema.
January 17, 2018
An understated, naturalistic take on a story that could easily be delivered with melodramatic clichs.
September 22, 2017
A film that takes its time and earns its narrative twists gradually.