Pio is a 14-year-old teenager living in a Romani community in southern Italy who is eager to prove that he can be a man.
When his older brother disappears, Pio takes it upon himself to become the breadwinner for his large family, a role that leads him into dangerous territory as his small-time criminal undertakings eventually attract unwanted attention.
In The Ciambra American-Italian director Jonas Carpignano revisits Pio, a secondary character from his highly acclaimed Mediterranea, but this time placing him at the centre of the story.
Carpignano shoots in a naturalistic documentary-style manner and uses non-professionals actors (including members of a whole Romani family) to deliver this gritty and realistic coming-of-age tale.
Label Europa Cinemas, Cannes Film Festival 2017
★★★★ “Masterful…a raw and distinctive coming-of-age portrait.” – The Hollywood Reporter
★★★★ “Serves the fundamental cinematic purpose of transporting you to another world” – The Playlist
DATES: Mon 16 Jul, 5pm & 8pm
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