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A Chiara

Italian Film Festival 2022

See any two films in our Italian Film Festival selection for £10 – simply log in, book your seats and the discount will be applied at checkout!

Jonas Carpignano concludes his trilogy set in the Calabrian town of Gioia Tauro with an engrossing character study.

"...a 15 year old who finds out some uncomfortable truths about the family patriarch..."

Swamy Rotolo plays Chiara, a 15 year old who finds out some uncomfortable truths about the family patriarch (played by Rotolo’s real-life father, Claudio). While a stand-alone film, A Chiara touches on many of the same themes from the previous two entries in Carpignano’s trilogy, including the ever-present shadow of organised crime and the tensions between indigenous Calabrians and the immigrant community.


Scotland’s annual celebration of the best in Italian cinema returns with an exciting, wide-ranging selection from the past twelve months. Featuring work from both established auteurs such as Marco Bellocchio and Wilma Labate as well as emerging directors such as Michela Cescon and Silvia Brunelli, this year’s programme blends a variety of genres, styles and registers and, as ever, spans the length and breadth of the peninsula. Most of the titles are UK or Scottish premieres, including our opening film, Michelangelo Frammartino’s Il BucoThe retrospective screenings include a tribute to the late Italian film icon Monica Vitti and a centenary celebration of the great political filmmaker Francesco Rosi.

The Italian Film Festival is programmed by Dr Pasquale Iannone - who will introduce selected screenings – and is supported by Creative Scotland and the Italian Institute of Culture.