Director: Jonas Carpignano Run Time: 121 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2022 Language: Italian
Starring: Carmela Fumo, Claudio Rotolo, Giorgia Rotolo, Grecia Rotolo, Swamy Rotolo
Winner of the Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight Award and a rising voice of Italian cinema, filmmaker Jonas Carpignano continues his exploration of the intricacies of life in contemporary Calabria with this compelling character study of a teenager, Chiara, who gradually comes to discover that her close-knit family is not all that it seems. In this furiously paced drama, Chiara investigates her father’sdisappearance just one day after her oldest sister’s birthday. As she gets closer to the difficult truthabout her mysteriously missing father—and the crime syndicates that control her region— Chiara isforced to decide what kind of future she wants for herself. A coming-of-age chronicle like no other, A CHIARA is both an intimate and universal family story.
“A fierce coming-of-age story about the loss of innocence.” -Dennis Schwartz, Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews
World Cinema, Drama