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Io Capitano

  • Italy, Belgium| 2023| Wolof, French| 121'| Colour
  • Original Title: Me Captain
  • Director: Matteo Garrone
  • Producer: Matteo Garrone, Paolo Del Brocco, Ardavan Safaee, Joseph Rouschop
  • Screenplay: Matteo Garrone, Massimo Gaudioso, Massimo Ceccherini, Andrea Tagliaferri
  • DoP: Paolo Carnera
  • Editor: Marco Spoletini
  • Cast: Seydou Sarr, Moustapha Fall, Issaka Sawagodo, Hichem Yacoubi, Doodou Sagna, Khady Sy, Bamar Kane, Cheick Oumar Dia

Award: Best Director - Venice Film Festival, Audience Award for Best European Film - San Sebastian Film Festival


Synopsis: Io Capitano tells the story of the adventurous journey of Seydou and Moussa, two young men who leave Dakar to make their way to Europe. A contemporary Odyssey through the dangers of the desert, the horrors of the detention centers in Libya and the perils of the sea.


Directors Bio: Matteo GARRONE (b. 1968, Italy) gained recognition in 1996 for his short film Silhouette that won a prize at the Sacher Festival. His feature debut Terra di mezzo (1997) won the prize for best film at the Turin festival Cinema Giovani. After The Embalmer (2002), which won a prize for just about every cinematographic aspect in Italy, his international art house hit Gomorrah received a Golden Globe nomination and the Grand Jury Prize in Cannes.


Sales Agent: Alliance Media


Drama | Human Rights | Political
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