The Great Garrone

A real son of Rome (and a favorite at Cannes, Berlin, and Venice International Film Festivals), director and screenwriter Matteo Garrone carries the mantle of Italy’s neorealist and surrealist-fantasist cinema traditions into the 21st Century. Garrone’s accolade-laden filmography toes the lines of narrative, documentary, and fantasy, creating a cinematically-heightened humanism shaped by an artist’s eye for fine detail and flourish combined with a distinctly Italian sensibility. His latest film Io Capitano is a modern-day migrant’s journey of Homeric and truly cinematic proportions, nominated for the 2024 Academy Award for Best International Feature and a film Isabella Rossellini says her father (the late, great neorealist director Roberto Rossellini) would have loved.

The Quad is thrilled to present this weeklong retrospective of the acclaimed Italian filmmaker on the occasion of the theatrical release of his new film Io Capitano, opening on February 23.

Past Screenings