A Chiara Review: A Different Take on a Gangster Story!

A Chiara is Jonas Carpignano is an Italian-language drama film directed and his third film trilogy set in a Calabrian town.

Jonas Carpignano’s Calabrian trilogy about North African migrants and a Romani community is genuine and vibrant.

A Chiara completes the trilogy and is his most polished and touching picture. This story of a teen’s loss of innocence is strong despite a long third act.

Chiara, played by Swamy Rotolo, is 15 and from Carpignano. As with many Italian American authors, the story emerges slowly.

Director’s Rotolo’s portrayal gives the drama fresh intensity when Chiara learns painful details about her father.

Tim Curtin walks through the crowd at Giulia’s 18th birthday party with his hand-held camera.

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