A story of loss of illusion and innocence.

A Chiara
Italy, France 2021
  • Czech
122 min.
  • This film is available until 18. 11. 2029 in these territories: Czechia.

The Guerrasio family are celebrating the 18th birthday of the oldest daughter yet, in his third film, the supreme talent of Italian cinema focuses his gaze more often on her fifteen-year-old sister Chiara, on the girls’ affectionate sibling rivalry, and ultimately on Chiara’s shock at the sudden disappearance of the father she adores. Carpignano has remained in Calabria, a region of harrowing contrasts, absolute love, unsettling gazes and its own rules. He has become a proud adoptive son of the marginalised South, portraying its people with genuine warmth and appreciation, with commendable authenticity, and with the naturalism of someone who is familiar with the conditions and understands them. The drama A Chiara was named best film in Directors’ Fortnight at 2021 Cannes festival.

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Screenplay: Jonas Carpignano
Cinematography: Tim Curtin
Music: Dan Romer, Benh Zeitlin
Editing: Affonso Gonçalves
Production Design: Marco Ascanio, Viarigi
Producer: Jon Coplon, Paolo Carpignano, Ryan Zacarias, Julie Billy, Carole Scotta
Co-production: Mikkel Jersin, Anthony Muir
Cast: Swamy Rotolo, Carmela Fumo, Grecia Rotolo, Giorgia Rotolo, Claudio Rotolo

Cannes Film Festival

2021 – Jonas Carpignano (Directors’ Fortnight – Best Film)

Zurich Film Festival

2021 – Jonas Carpignano (Best Film)

Stockholm Film Festival

2021 – Tim Curtin (Best Cinematography)

David di Donatello Awards

2022 – Swamy Rotolo (Best Actresss)

Seville European Film Festival

2021 – Jonas Carpignano (Best Director)

Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival

2021 – Swamy Rotolo (Best Actresss)

  • This film is available until 18. 11. 2029 in these territories: Czechia.