Carpignano’s third feature, “A Chiara” is now in post and will be ready this summer. Carpignano made his feature debut in 2015 with “Mediterranea,” which premiered in Cannes Critics’ Week. His sophomore outing, “A Ciambra,” played at Directors’ Fortnight in 2017, was submitted as Italy’s Oscar candidate, and received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for best director.
“A Chiara” tells the story of 15-year-old Chiara whose close-knit family falls apart after her father abandons them in Calabria. Chiara starts to investigate to understand why her father disappeared and as she gets closer to the truth, she is forced to decide what kind of future she wants for herself.
“A Chiara” was lensed by Tim Curtin, the cinematographer of “A Ciambra,” with an original score composed by Benh Zeitlin