The Winner of Label Europa Cinemas Award at the Cannes Film Festival
MAD Solutions to Release A Ciambra in Tunisian Cinemas starting September 7th
A few days after acquiring the distribution rights of the Italian film A Ciambra in the Arab world, MAD Solutions is announcing its plans to release the film in Tunisian theatres starting September 7th at CinĂ© Madart in Carthage and CinĂ©ma Amilcar - El Manar. Director Jonas Carpignano's film A Ciambra is Italy's Official Submission to the Foreign Language Film Category at the 2018 Academy Awards. In addition, the company released the film's official trailer.
Follow the link to watch the film's official trailer: https://youtu.be/XDHz9nt1viI
Set in a small Romani community in Calabria, A Ciambra follows Pio, a 14-year-old brat who is desperate to grow up fast. He follows his older brother, Cosimo, everywhere. When he disappears, Pio sets out to prove he's ready to step into his big brother's shoes.
Directed by Jonas Carpignano, A Ciambra stars Pio Amato, Koudous Seihon, Iolanda Amato, and Damiano Amato. MAD Solutions is distributing the film across the Arab world.
The film landed its world premiere at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, as part of its Directors' Fortnight section, where it won the Label Europa Cinemas Award. A Ciambra took part in more than 40 film festivals around the world, including the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), Carthage Film Festival (JCC), Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), Hong Kong International Film Festival, and Sydney Film Festival.
The film received a number of prestigious awards including; the Cinema Extraordinaire Award at the Bergen International Film Festival in Norway, Best Director and Best Editing awards at the David di Donatello Awards, Best Actor award at the Seville European Film Festival, Georges Delerue Prize (Best Music) at the Ghent International Film Festival, and SNCCI Award and Best Italian Film at the Trieste International Film Festival.
Director/writer Jonas Carpignano grew up between New York City and Rome. His first feature film Mediterranea premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2015 before receiving the Best Directorial Debut of 2015 Award by the National Board of Review, as well as the Gotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Director. The film was nominated for three Independent Spirit Awards including the Best First Feature Film Award.
His second feature film A Ciambra had its world premiere at the Quinzaine des RĂ©alisateurs at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival where it won the Europa Cinema Label award for Best European Film. The film won numerous awards in addition to earning Carpignano a nomination for Best Director at the Independent Spirit Awards. A Ciambra was chosen to represent Italy for the Best Foreign Film at the 2018 Academy Awards and was named the Best Italian Film of 2017 by the National Syndicate of Italian Film Critics.