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A Chiara

  Jonas Carpignano

  Italy     121 minutes


Carpignano (Mediterranea, A Ciambra) returns to Calabria to craft a unique take on the mafia film, told with urgency and clarity through the eyes of a 15-year-old girl. When her father goes missing after a joyful birthday celebration, Chiara (Swamy Rotolo) is desperate to find out what has happened to him. Neither her tight-lipped mother nor her older sister will explain the circumstances surrounding his disappearance—or even entertain Chiara’s probing questions. Once the resourceful teen begins to unearth secrets about her father’s ties to low-level organized crime, she faces a series of difficult choices, some of which might tear her away from her close-knit family (played by many of Rotolo’s own relatives).

 Italian with subtitles 

Screenings & Events

In-Theater Screening

Sat, Oct 16 @ 12:00pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 7

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In-Theater Screening

Tue, Oct 19 @ 8:00pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 7

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Virtual Screening

Available to stream for a 72-hour watch window beginning Oct 21 @ 6:00pm CDT in the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin

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Film Credits

  •   Paolo Carpignano
  •   Swamy Rotolo, Claudio Rotolo, Grecia Rotolo, Carmela Fumo
  •   Stayblack Productions, Haut et Court, RAI Cinema, Arte France Cinéma, Film i Väst, Snowglobe, MK2 Films, MIBACT, Eurimages


Film Patron

Justine Fedak and Robb Leone

Cultural Partners

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