Io Capitano

Italy/Belgium/France, 121m, DCP

Acclaimed 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 begins in Dakar, where two Senegalese teenagers yearn for a brighter future in Europe. 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. A Cohen Media Group release

In Wolof and French, with English subtitles

Nominated for the 2024 Academy Award for Best International Feature Film

Winner, the Silver Lion for Best Director (Matteo Garrone) at the 2023 Venice Film Festival

Official Selection: Venice Film Festival, AFI Fest, MoMA – The Contenders

A film by Matteo Garrone

An adventure peppered by moments of nauseating horror but also ravishing beauty and grace.”

Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter

The world could do with paying attention to Seydou’s story and the millions of other real ones like it.”

Leila Latif, IndieWire [Critic's Pick]

My father would’ve loved this film.”

Isabella Rossellini