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Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
164 N State St, Chicago, Illinois 60601
2017, Jonas Carpignano, Italy, 118 min.
With Pio Amato, Koudous Seihon
“A compelling and
The world is so realized
that I felt as if I was living
alongside its characters.”
Italy’s official Oscar submission, A CIAMBRA incorporates the gritty authenticity of neorealism, the kinetic energy of early Scorsese (who exec-produced the film), and the moral urgency of the Dardenne brothers into a distinctively personal vision of volatilely multicultural Europe. Director Carpignano returns to the Calabrian coastal town of his acclaimed first feature MEDITERRANEA, where 14-year-old Pio is following in his Roma family’s tradition of petty crime when his loyalties are tested by his growing involvement with the town’s African community. In Italian with English subtitles. DCP digital.
More information at siskelfilmcenter.org/aciambra