Io Capitano

Nominee
Best Foreign Language Film
Academy Awards
Nominee
Best Foreign Language Film
Golden Globes
Nominee
FIPRESCI Prize ~ Best Foreign Language Film
Palm Springs International Film Festival
Garrone’s film has a three-dimensional and devastatingly realized human soul at its core.

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Io Capitano

Official Selection at the 80th Venice Film Festival
Official Selection at the San Sebastian Film Festival
Official Selection at the 2024 AFI Fest

Drawing parallels to
Slumdog Millionaire, Io Capitano follows the epic journey of a teenage boy and his cousin as they decide to leave Dakar in Senegal for the promise of Europe. Throughout this compelling odyssey, the young man confronts a myriad of challenges, from the harsh realities of the desert to the harrowing experiences in Libyan detention centers and the risks of the open sea.

Filmed over a span of 13 weeks in Senegal, Italy, and Morocco, with a cast of non-professional actors, this uplifting film ventures into the intricacies and contradictions of the human experience. Within the narrative, the aspirations, dreams, and ambitions of the main characters evolve into a gripping struggle for survival, reflecting the indomitable spirit of those who dare to seek a better life.

IO CAPITANO stands as a powerful exploration of human resilience, navigating the delicate balance between hope and the unforgiving realities of the world.
Not Rated
Genre
Drama
Runtime
121
Language
Wolof, French
Director
Matteo Garrone
Writer(s)
Matteo Garrone, Massimo Ceccherini, Massimo Gaudioso, Andrea Tagliaferri
Cast
Seydou Sarr, Moustapha Fall, Issaka Sawadogo
Awards:
Nominee, Best Foreign Language Film, Academy Awards
Nominee, Best Foreign Language Film, Golden Globes
Nominee, FIPRESCI Prize ~ Best Foreign Language Film, Palm Springs International Film Festival
Winner, Audience Award ~ City of Donostia Audience Award, San Sebastián International Film Festival
Winner, Marcello Mastroianni Prize for Young Performer, Venice Film Festival
Winner, Silver Lion, Venice Film Festival
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