Io Capitano

Award-winning, moving drama from Matteo Garrone (Gomorrah, Dogman) about two teenage boys who leave their families in Senegal to pursue their dream of a better life in Europe. Nominated for the Oscar for best international feature film.

Please note that this film is in Wolof and French, with Dutch subtitles.
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Also screening with English subtitles.

IO CAPITANO (Italian for ‘I, captain’) is the epic story of a teenage boy who, together with his cousin, decides to leave Dakar in Senegal and make his way to Europe. A contemporary odyssey in which the protagonist must overcome a series of obstacles and in the process is transformed from a human to a commodity to an animal, finally becoming a hero. A grand adventure through the dangers of the desert and the sea, the ambiguities and contradictions of human beings, in which the dreams, the hopes and the ambitions of the main characters turn into a struggle for survival, where there is no space for piety.

Winner of the Silver Lion (for Best Director) and the Marcello Mastroianni Award (for Best Young Actor) in Venice.

Matteo Garrone, Italy, Belgium, France, 2023, 122 min. Wolof & Arabic spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Seydou Sarr, Khady Sy, Moustapha Fall, Issaka Sawagodo..