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Io Capitano

Io Capitano

Io Capitano

Dir. Matteo Garrone
121 min

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Nominated for an Academy Award for Best International Feature Film (Italy).

About the Film

In this acclaimed film which won top directing and acting prizes at the Venice Film Festival, writer-director Matteo Garrone presents a “reverse shot” of the immigration experience while unfurling an epic, cinematographically magnificent odyssey from West Africa to Italy. The story is told through the mind’s eye and experiences of two Senegalese teenagers living in Dakar who yearn for a brighter future in Europe. Yet between their dreams and reality lies a treacherous journey through a labyrinth of checkpoints, the scorched Saharan desert, a fetid North African prison and the vast waters of the Mediterranean where thousands have died packed inside vessels barely fit for passage.

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Film Details

Program: New Releases
Release Year: 2023
Runtime: 121 min
Country/Region: Italy, Belgium, France
Rating: NR
Language: Wolof, French
Print Source: Cohen Media Group
Tags: Oscar Nominee


Director: Matteo Garrone
Producer: Matteo Garrone, Ardavan Safaee, Joseph Rouschop
Cinematographer: Paolo Carnera
Screenwriter: Matteo Garrone, Massimo Gaudioso, Massimo Ceccherini, Andrea Tagliaferri
Editor: Marco Spoletini
Composer: Andrea Farri
Principal Cast: Seydou Sarr, Moustapha Fall, Ahmed Hichem Yacoubi, Doodou Sagna, Khady Sy, Venus Gueye, Cheick Oumar Diaw, Joe Lassana