For fans of Italian gritty crime drama Gomorrah and those who long for the days when Scorsese documented the lives of scrappy gangsters and hustlers comes ‘The Ciambra’. Executively produced by Scorsese it harks back to the auteur’s early work as an authentic drama focusing on the crime world’s blurring of lines between childhood and adulthood. A tense crime thriller set in Southern Italy’s marginalised Romani community, the story follows 14 year old Pio. A young boy desperate to grow up and eager to prove himself on the streets of his hometown of Calabria but soon finds himself faced with an impossible decision that will show if he is truly ready to become a man. The showings at HOME are part of a limited release nationwide so make sure you grab a chance to see this gripping Euro-cinema. There will also be a couple of special pre-screening events Sat 16th at 3.10pm with artists for a spoken word performance and on Tues 19th at 8.20pm the film will be introduced by Maggie Hoffgen, freelance film educator.

From Fri 15 Jun, HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester, M15 4FN, Tel: 0161 200 1500, prices and times vary,

Fri 15 Jun
John Stansfield
Published on:
Tue 12 Jun 2018