US Trailer for Award-Winning Italian Drama 'A Chiara' Set in Calabria
"Are we in trouble?" Neon has revealed an official US trailer for an Italian drama titled A Chiara, the third feature from acclaimed filmmaker Jonas Carpignano, following his first two films: Mediterranea and A Ciambra. This one follows the story of 15-year-old Chiara whose close-knit family falls apart after her father abandons them in Calabria. As she gets closer to the difficult truth about her mysteriously missing father—and the crime syndicates that control her region— Chiara is forced to decide what kind of future she wants for herself. They add: "A coming-of-age chronicle like no other, A Chiara is both an intimate and universal family story." Featuring a local cast with Swamy Rotolo as Chiara, plus Claudio Rotolo, Grecia Rotolo, Antonina Fumo, Antonio Rotolo Uno, Carmela Fumo, Concetta Grillo, and Giorgia Rotolo. This won an award at last year's Directors' Fortnight sidebar during the Cannes Film Festival, and opens in the US this May. I haven't seen it yet but it looks like something worth a watch when it opens soon. Take a look.
Here's the official US trailer (+ new poster) for Jonas Carpignano's A Chiara, direct from YouTube:
Winner of the the 2021 Directors' Fortnight Award and a rising voice of Italian cinema, filmmaker Jonas Carpignano continues his exploration of the intricacies of life in contemporary Calabria, Italy with this compelling character study of a teenager named Chiara, who gradually comes to discover that her close-knit family is not all that it seems. In this furiously paced Italian drama, Chiara investigates her father's disappearance just one day after her oldest sister's birthday. As she gets closer to the difficult truth about her mysteriously missing father—and the crime syndicates that control her region— Chiara is forced to decide what kind of future she wants for herself. A Chiara is both written and directed by Italian-American filmmaker Jonas Carpignano, director of the films Mediterranea and A Ciambra previously. This initially premiered at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival in the Directors' Fortnight sidebar section. Neon will debut A Chiara in select US theaters starting on May 27th, 2022 this summer. Who's interested in watching this?