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A Chiara

A 15-year-old girl in Calabria investigates her father's disappearance and must decide her own future.


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Every coming-of-age movie is about young people who must reach adulthood, face the adult world, and find their place in it. 'A Chiara' by Jonas Carpignano adds a crucial element to this formula: how does a 16-year-old girl accept discovering that her father is connected to the mafia world and what will she decide to do for herself? With a work reminiscent of old neorealist films (but never sloppy), the film addresses the real consequences of the characters' decisions without falling into melodrama. The film also has connections to its predecessors in Carpignano's 'Calabria Trilogy', which further increases the impact of the events.



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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.

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