THE CIAMBRA – Vue Cinema – Aug 16

Hull Independent Cinema presents: THE CIAMBRA

Thu 16 Aug 2018, Vue Cinema Hull, Princes Quay, Hull

Jonas Carpignano | 2017 | Italy | Cert 15 | 115 mins | Italian with English language subtitles


Tickets can be purchased in advance exclusively via HULL BOX OFFICE.

Tickets are not available via the Vue Box Office online or in person, and are not included in Vue’s £4.99 ticket deal. Tickets available via Hull Box Office online/over the phone, or on the door on the night from the Hull Independent Cinema sales table. Tickets are unreserved seating – seat choice is first come, first served, upon doors opening.

Programme details

Vue Cinemas has one of the best concessions in town, so why not come along early to grab a drink and a snack?

Doors to the screening room open around ten minutes before the performance starts

7:30pm: Programme starts. Introductions, trailer reel (10-15 mins). Main feature, THE CIAMBRA

9:35pm: Programme ends


Described as a modern-day BICYCLE THIEVES, Martin Scorsese presents The Ciambra.

A small Romani community in Calabria, Pio Amato is desperate to grow up fast. At 14, he drinks, smokes and is one of the few to easily slide between the region’s factions – the local Italians, the African refugees and his fellow Romani. Pio follows his older brother Cosimo everywhere, learning the necessary skills for life on the streets of their hometown.

When Cosimo disappears and things start to go wrong, Pio sets out to prove he’s ready to step into his big brother’s shoes but soon finds himself faced with an impossible decision that will show if he is truly ready to become a man.

Filmed with participants from the local community, The Ciambra offers an immersion in a world rarely seen on screen, with a level of emotions and an energy captured by a unique cinematic language.

Starring Pio Amato, Koudous Seihon, Damiano Amato

Awards and reviews

Winner, Cannes Film Festival, Label Europa Cinemas; Nominee, Film Independent Spirit Awards, Best Director

“Through Tim Curtin’s kinetic handheld camerawork, Carpignano immerses the viewer in Pio’s experience.”” – Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times ”

“Writer-director Jonas Carpignano displays a fine feeling for the simple joys and blunt sorrows of life at the margins, and a great regard for his compelling young star.” – Matthew Lickona, San Diego Reader”

THE CIMABRA is rated 15. Visit the BBFC website for full details (may include plot spoilers).

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