A Chiara15

Directed by Jonas Carpignano | Italy | 2021 | 2h 1m | Italian w/ English subtitles | Starring Swamy Rotolo, Claudio Rotolo, Grecia Rotolo, Susanna Amato

The story of 15-year-old girl whose close-knit family falls apart after her loving father suddenly abandons them. As she begins to investigate why her father disappeared, she is forced to confront uncomfortable truths about her family and herself. Winner of the Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight Award, filmmaker Jonas Carpignano continues his exploration of life in contemporary Calabria with this compelling coming-of-age crime-drama.


‘Jonas Carpignano’s impressive, slow-burning drama captures a milieu that is bound by rules that have little to do with the laws of the land.’
Wendy Ide, The Observer

‘The usual, sensationalistic spiel on mob stories is stripped to the bone, with violence existing outside Chiara’s point of view.’ 
Stefania Sarrubba, The Skinny

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