Languages: Italian (mothertongue), German (fluent), French (good), English (good)
Place of birth: Genua
"Achtung Berlin Award 2018, Best Movie" and mentioned in the category "Best Screenplay"
"Max Ophüls Award 2018": Nominated in the category "Best Feature Film" for REISE NACH JERUSALEM
"Achtung Berlin Award 2018: Best Actress" for Eva Löbau ( Lead role in REISE NACH JERUSALEM)
"Exberliner Filmaward 2018" for REISE NACH JERUSALEM
2018 | Reise nach Jerusalem | KESS Film | Feature Film | Director: Lucia Chiarla
2017 | Wer bin ich | Video Serie | Director: Agnese Grieco, Lucia Chiarla
2017 | Fikkefuchs | POISON GmbH | Feature Film | Director: Jan Henrik Stahlberg | screenplay counseling
2006 | Bye Bye Berlusconi | Schiwago Film | Feature Film | Director: Jan H. Stahlberg | Screenplay: Lucia Chiarla, Jan H. Stahlberg
“I LOVE FILMS THAT TRIGGER CRITICAL THINKING, THAT OFFERS A HUMOROUS POINT-OF-VIEW AND DESTABILISE CERTAINTIES. FILMS THAT CHALLANGE, THAT DEMAND, FILMS THAT BRING DOWN BORDERS. FILMS THAT MAKE US CRY AND ALSO LAUGH AT OURSELVES.
I BELIEVE IN THE POLITICAL POWER OF STORYTELLING. MY WORK IS ABOUT CREATING A POWERFUL INTIMATE EXPERIENCE.” (Lucia Chiarla)
Lucia Chiarla, born in Genua, studied acting at the University of Performing Arts „Paolo Grassi“ in Milan (1991-96), as well as literature specialized in theater and cinema at the University of Genua. Since then she worked as an actress for different city theaters and movie-productions in Italy, until she moved to Berlin in 2005 together with her son. She plays in diverse theater-productions and visits the Script Academy.
Her first movie BYE BYE BERLUSCONI (as co-writer and actress) has been shown at the Berlinale in 2006. With REISE NACH JERUSALEM she launched her career as a movie director. The movie celebrated its premiere at the “Max – Ophüls- competition prize” and won at the “Achtung Berlin Filmfestival” the prize of the best movie.