Jonas Carpignano

Jonas Carpignano


I think it's important not to be didactic. The power of cinema is allowing an audience to connect to characters. Allowing an audience to see and experience something in a film, though other people, is way more powerful than reading pages and pages of stats. Facts can be misleading and emotions can be very very real.    


Jonas Carpignano spent his childhood between Rome and New York City. He began making films at Wesleyan University and after graduating continued working on film sets in Italy and the US. His work as a director has been shown around the world and has won awards at Cannes, Venice, and Sundance. His first feature film MEDITERRANEA (2015) debuted at the Cannes Film Festival - Semaine de la critique before receiving the award for the best directorial debut of 2015 by the National Board of Review. His second feature film A CIAMBRA premiered in the Directors Fortnight at the 2017 Cannes film festivalLabel Europa Cinema Award. Jonas lives in Italy where he continues to work as a writer and director.

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