Blu-ray, DVD Release: A Ciambra

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: July 10, 2018
Price: DVD $23.95, Blu-ray $20.59
Studio: IFC

Presented by executive producer Martin Scorsese, A Ciambra, Italy’s entry for the 2018 Academy Awards, is the second feature from rising filmmaker Jonas Carpignano (Mediterranea).

Pio Amato in A Ciambra

Fourteen-year-old Pio (Pio Amato) wants nothing more than the respect of his older brother, whom he emulates in every way – including his career as a petty criminal. When both his father and brother are arrested, Pio is determined to prove he can step up and be the head of his sprawling Romani family. But a fateful night and a wrenching decision soon test just how ready he is.

Steeped in the complex social fabric of Southern Italy – where Italians, Romani and African migrants coexist in uneasy tension – the Italian-language drama is a bracing plunge into a world in which growing up fast is a matter of survival.

The winner of the “Label Europa Cinemas” at last year’s Cannes Film Festival, A Ciambra, in its Blu-ray and DVD incarnations, includes the making-of documentary “A Ciambra: The Other Side of the Story,” deleted scenes and more.

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