A Chiara

critic Reviews

, 92% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • A willingness to sidestep clichés and a skilled central performance help A Chiara stand out in the crowded coming-of-age genre.
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    Marina AshiotiLittle White Lies
    A solid film bolstered by its gripping central performance.
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    Wendy IdeObserver (UK)
    Jonas Carpignano’s impressive, slow-burning drama captures a milieu that is bound by rules that have little to do with the laws of the land.
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    Kevin MaherTimes (UK)
    This gripping and emotive drama follows Chiara’s attempts to come to terms with her father’s criminal legacy...
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    Peter BradshawGuardian
    Another very impressive achievement from Carpignano.
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    Christy LemireFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    I never knew where it was going, and I was gripped... It was just so well done.
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    Radheyan SimonpillaiNOW Toronto
    Carpignano delivers a fascinating take and perspective in familiar territory, focusing on how a crime family’s fallout affects a young girl’s sense of self.
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    Stefania SarrubbaThe Skinny
    The usual, sensationalistic spiel on mob stories is stripped to the bone, with violence existing outside Chiara’s point of view.
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    Christopher MachellCineVue
    A Chiara is arguably Carpignano’s most accomplished work to date, pressing ever further into the interior psychologies of his characters.
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    Andrew MurrayThe Upcoming
    A Chiara is another spectacular addition to the filmmaker’s oeuvre as it marks an end to the trilogy.
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    Rob AldamBackseat Mafia
    A truly mesmerising coming-of-age crime story.
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