Photo Credit: Jonas Capignano

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Mon, October 08, 2018

18:00 – 19:30

Villa Sassetti
Villa La Pietra
Via Bolognese, 120
50139 Firenze, Italia

A Dialogue with Jonas Carpignano, Filmmaker

Filmmaker Jonas Carpignano (New York-Rome) will discuss his two award winning films – Mediterranea (2015) and A Ciambra (2017) – which explore the complex issue of immigration in Italy in the context of the films and working methods that inspire him. Both debuted at the Cannes Film Festival and were nominated for multiple awards, including Best First Feature (Mediterranea) and Best Director (A Ciambra) at the Independent Spirit Awards. Martin Scorsese co-produced A Ciambra, which was Italy’s entry for best foreign film at this year’s Academy Awards.

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Jonas Carpignano


Jonas Carpignano was born in 1984 and grew up between New York City and Rome. His first feature film Mediterranea debuted at the Cannes Film Festival -Semaine de la Critique in 2015 before receiving the award for the best directorial debut of 2015 by the National Board of Review. That same year he won Gotham Independent Film Award for breakthrough director and the film was nominated for three Independent Spirit Awards including best first feature. His second feature film A Ciambra had it´s world premier at the 2017 Cannes film festival -Quinzaine des reàlisateurs where it won the Europa Cinema Label prize for best European film. The film won numerous awards and prizes in addition to earning Carpignano a nomination for best director at the Independent Spirit Awards. A Ciambra was chosen to represent Italy for best foreign film at the 2018 Academy Awards and was named the best Italian Film of 2017 by the National Syndicate of Italian Film Critics (SNCCI).