Italy's 'A Ciambra' is Oscar contender for best-foreign language film category
ANI | Updated: Sep 27, 2017 04:10 IST
The drama film is by Italian-American director Jonas Carpignano.
'A Ciambra' is set in a small Romani community in southern Italy where 14-year-old Pio, played by the young Pio Amato, is in a hurry to grow up. When he sets out to prove his worth to his brother, a series of events forever changes the way he sees the world, reports the Deadline.
The film won the Europa Cinemas Label Award after its screening in the Directors' Fortnight section at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.
'A Ciambra' beat off competition from 13 other films to represent Italy.
The '90th Academy Awards' will take place on March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. (ANI)