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Io Capitano

classified 15 S

Until Thu 25 April

Matteo Garrone
Seydou Sarr, Moustapha Fall, Issaka Sawadogo
121 mins, Subtitled, 2023, Italy/France
Primary language
'Matteo Garrone’s epic about two young Senegalese cousins attempting to reach Italy is his finest film since “Gomorrah.”' The New Yorker

From director Matteo Garrone comes the tale of two young boys’ migration from Africa to Europe, traversing city, desert and ocean.

Two Senegalese teenagers, Seydou (Seydou Sarr, who also contributed several songs to the film’s soundtrack) and Moussa (Moustapha Fall) leave Dakar for Italy. On a journey neither of the boys could have anticipated, they experience the dangers and the beauty of the desert, the shock of detention centres in Libya, and the perils of the sea in their pursuit of a better life.

Highly emotional and honestly felt, Io Capitano is a story of epic scale, but one which doesn’t lose sight of the individual human stakes of the migrant crisis.

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