Young Lions of Gypsy
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    Young Lions of Gypsy

    A Ciambra

    Directed by

    Italy, France

    2014

    16 min

    • Italian

    Documentary, Short

    YOUNG LIONS OF GYPSY takes us through a night in the life of Pio, a young Romani boy living in southern Italy.

    Awards

    • Sony CineAlta Discovery Prize - La Semaine de la Critique

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Pio Amato
    Cosimo Amato
    Koudous Seihon
    Francesco Papasergio
    Cosimino Amato
    Screenplay
    Jonas Carpignano
    Cinematography
    Jonas Carpignano
    Editing
    Jonas Carpignano
    Production
    CARMEN FILMS
    Jonas Carpignano

    Jonas Carpignano

    Italy

    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.

    Born January 1984. Jonas Carpignano spent his life between Italy and the USA. His short films A CHJANA and A CIAMBRA have won prizes at several film festivals including Venice and Cannes, the later winner of the Sony CineAlta Discovery Prize at La Semaine de la Critique in 2014. MEDITERRANEA is his first feature film and was shot in Calabria where he lives and presented in the competition of La Semaine de la Critique.

    Selected Filmography