International Film Series: “A Chiara” (2021)

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 , 7 p.m.

Location: Gateway Film Center

Contact: Global Engagement

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Join the Office of International Affairs and the Global Engagement team every fourth Wednesday of the month to meet new friends, explore new cultures through international film and enjoy an exciting night at the movies!

The June International Film Series will take place on Wednesday, June 22, at 7 p.m. at the Gateway Film Center and feature the Italian drama “A Chiara” (2021).

Tickets are free with your BuckID starting at 6:30 p.m. The first 30 students receive free popcorn and a drink at concessions. The film will be shown in Italian with English subtitles and closed captioning provided – it is also rated R with a 121-minute runtime.

About the film

Winner of the Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight Award, “A Chiara” centers the Guerrasio family and friends as they gather to celebrate Claudio and Carmela’s oldest daughter’s 18th birthday. There is a healthy rivalry between the birthday girl and her 15-year-old sister Chiara as they compete on the dance floor. It is a happy occasion, and the close-knit family is on top form. However, everything changes the next day when the father disappears. Chiara, unconvinced by the cover story, starts to investigate. As she gets closer to the truth, she is forced to decide what kind of future she wants for herself.

About the filmmaker

A rising voice of Italian cinema, filmmaker Jonas Carpignano continues his exploration of the intricacies of life in contemporary Calabria, a sun-baked region of rugged mountains and villages on southwest Italy’s Mediterranean coast. He is known for the films Mediterranea (2015), A Ciambra (2017), and A Chiara (2021). His work as a director has been shown at the Cannes Film Festival, Venice Film Festival and the New York Film Festival.

For more film information and to view the trailer, visit Gateway Film Center.