directed by Jonas Carpignano, France / Italy 2021, 121'
- The eighteenth birthday of the eldest daughter of Claudio and Carmela is a good opportunity for the whole family and close friends to celebrate together. Giulia and her younger sister Chiara dance to the delight of the guests. But the idyllic atmosphere is shattered by a brutal act of violence. Chiara slowly opens her eyes to the reality she had ignored before and starts an investigation that will force her to decide on her future and choose between loyalty to her family and the chance of starting a new life.
- Winner of the Director’s Fortnight award at the last Cannes Film Festival, the Italian drama A Chiara is the last part of the Calabrian trilogy (Mediterranea, Ciambra), which brought Jonas Carpignano not only recognition but also many festival awards. In A Chiara the director continues with his own style, suspended between documentary and fiction. The realism of the story set in a community entangled with the mafia is emphasised by Tim Curtin’s cinematography and music composed by renown director Benh Zeitlin.
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