• Jonas Carpignano
  • Italy, France
  • 2021
  • 121'
  • A Chiara

When the father of the Guerrasio family suddenly disappears, following a big celebration, his 15-year-old daughter Chiara launches her own investigation, searching for answers. Faced with the solution to the dark riddle, she is forced to decide what kind of future she wants for herself. A Chiara (Directors’ Fortnight 2021 – Europa Cinemas Label) is a thrilling drama about the loss of innocence, and the third part of Carpignano’s trilogy (Mediterranea – ZFF 2015; A Ciambra – ZFF 2017) about the disparate communities of the Italian port city of Gioia Tauro, burdened by poverty, racism and crime.


Subtitles: EN, HR


Jonas Carpignano

Born in 1984 and divides his time between the US and Italy. His films have been screened at renowned film festivals such as Cannes, Venice and SXSW. Author of feature films Mediterranea (2015), A Ciambra (Cannes 2017 – Directors’ Fortnight – Europa Cinemas Label prize) and A Chiara (Cannes 2021 – Directors’ Fortnight – Europa Cinemas Label prize), comprising the so-called Calabrian trilogy about life in the Italian city of Gioia Tauro.


Jonas Carpignano
Jonas Carpignano
Swamy Rotolo, Claudio Rotolo, Grecia Rotolo, Carmela Fumo, Giorgia Rotolo, Antonio Rotolo, Vincenzo Rotolo, Antonina Fumo, Giusi D'uscio, Patrizia Amato, Concetta Grillo
Tim Curtin
Affonso Gonçalves
Jon Coplon, Paolo Carpignano, Ryan Zacarias, Jonas Carpignano, Julie Billy, Carole Scotta, Anthony Muir, Katrin Pors, Eva Jakobsen, Mikkel Jersin
Stayblack Productions, Haut et Court, Rai Cinema, Arte France Cinéma
Festivals & Awards
Cannes Film Festival – Directors' Fortnight 2021 – Label Europa Cinemas; Karlovy Vary Int'l Film Festival 2021; São Paulo Int'l Film Festival 2021; Chicago Int'l Film Festival 2021; Film Fest Gent 2021; Busan Int'l Film Festival 2021; Zurich Film Festival 2021 – Best Feature Film

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