Calabrian film "A Ciambra" celebrates Cannes success

"A Ciambra" film team

 CANNES-- The Calabrian film, "A Ciambra" was awarded the Europa Cinemas Prize after being shown at the Director's Fornight at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.

 The film, directed by Jonas Carpignano, was created thanks to the LuCa initiative, which aims to promote the regions of Basilicata and Calabria by championing projects from the two areas. "A Ciambra" offers a rare insight into a Rom settlement as it tells the story of life at the Gioia Tauro camp. 

 For the judges, the Calabrian film stood out from the crowd because "Jonas Carpignano is an emerging director who underlines the power and potential magic of cinema, transporting the audience to a rarely witnessed environment, a Rom community in southern Italy... Carpignano's style echoed real life in the film without making social criticisms." 

 On the back of this success, the foundation "Sundance Film Festival" has confirmed that they will be distributing the film in the U.S., and Giuseppe Citrigno and Paride Leporace, who are responsible for the LuCa project have expressed their pride and satisfaction after Carpignano's stellar result. 

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