Magazine article Screen International

Italy Picks Jonas Carpignano's 'A Ciambra' for Oscars

Magazine article Screen International

Italy Picks Jonas Carpignano's 'A Ciambra' for Oscars

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The film, executive produced by Martin Scorsese, premiered in Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes.

A Ciambra

Jonas Carpignano’s A Ciambra has been selected as the Italian candidate for the foreign-language Oscar.

The project is an update of Carpignano’s 2014 short about a Romani boy who struggles to keep his family together and repay his brother’s debt.

It featured in Directors’ Fortnight at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Europa Cinemas Label Award. …

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