Swamy Rotolo (The Ciambra), Claudio Rotolo (film debut), Grecia Rotolo (film debut), Carmela Fumo (film debut), Giorgia Rotolo (film debut), Antonio Rotolo (film debut), Vincenzo Rotolo (film debut), Antonina Fumo (film debut), Giusi D’Uscio (film debut), Patrizia Amato (The Ciambra), Concetta Grillo (film debut), Koudous Seihon (Mediterranea), Pio Amato (No Time to Die), Iolanda Amato (The Ciambra)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Jonas Carpignano (The Ciambra), director, writer, producer; Julie Billy (Gagarine), Paolo Carpignano (The Ciambra), Jon Coplon (Mediterranea), Eva Jakobsen (Godless), Katrin Pors (Birds of Passage), Carole Scotta (Coco Before Chanel) and Ryan Zacarias (Septien), producers; Dan Romer (Beasts of No Nation) and Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild), composers; Tim Curtin (De Lo Mio), cinematographer; Affonso Gonçalves (Carol), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Chiara (Swamy Rotolo) is a 15-year-old girl who lives in Calabria, Italy with her family, which is torn apart by the sudden disappearance of her father Claudio (Claudio Rotolo). As Chiara begins to learn more about her family’s dark ties to the criminal underworld, she is forced to decide what kind of future she wants for herself…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Filmmaker Jonas Carpignano’s daring coming-of-age story features an entire family of non-professional actors in a number of the main roles, including captivating young lead Swamy Rotolo.