• A Chiara
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  • A Chiara

A Chiara

by Jonas Carpignano Feature Film Competition

In the Guerrasio family Chiara, her sisters and their parents maintain a harmonious relationship. The family, relatives and friends throw a lavish party for the oldest sister's 18th birthday, but when Chiara sees her father, Claudio, and her cousins leave the party abruptly in a black car, the 15-year-old becomes suspicious. When he is still not home the next morning and she gets no answers to her questions, the bright teenager begins her own investigation. Her search takes her into the dark underbelly of the Calabrian mafia where she faces a momentous decision that will decide her own future. A film told in captivating, nocturnal images by director Jonas Carpignano.

About the director(s)

The Italian-American filmmaker Jonas Carpignano has been making waves on the festival scene for years. His debut feature-length fiction film MEDITERRANEA was invited to screen in the ZFF’s feature film competition section in 2015. This multi award-winning debut enabled him to win Martin Scorsese as the Executive Producer on his second movie A CIAMBRA. Carpignano returns to the ZFF programme for third time with A CHIARA. The film world premiered this year at Cannes.

Filmography (selection): A Chiara (2021) | A Ciambra (2017) | Mediterranea (2015)

About the director(s)
  • Genre: Drama
  • Country, Year: Italy, France, Sweden, Denmark, 2021
  • Runtime: 121 Min
  • Languages: Italian
  • Subtitles: English, German
  • Director: Jonas Carpignano
  • Cast: Swamy Rotolo, Claudio Rotolo, Grecia Rotolo, Carmela Fumo, Giorgia Rotolo
  • Screenplay: Jonas Carpignano
  • Cinematography: Tim Curtin
  • Editor: Affonso Gonçalves
  • Sound: Giuseppe Tripodi
  • Music: Dan Romer, Benh Zeitlin
  • Producers: Jon Coplon, Paolo Carpignano, Ryan Zacarias, Jonas Carpignano, Ulie Billy, Carole Scotta, Anthony Muir, Katrin Pors, Eva Jakobsen, Mikkel Jersin, Alessio Lazzareschi
  • Production Companies: Stayblack Productions, Haut et Court, Rai Cinema, ARTE France, Film i Väst AB, Snowglobe Film
  • World Sales: MK2 Films
  • Swiss Distribution: Frenetic Films AG
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