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Io Capitano

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  • Today, Apr 21
  • Wed, Apr 24

Director: Matteo Garrone Run Time: 121 min. Rating: Not Rated Release Year: 2023 Language: Italian

Starring: Doodou Sagna, Hichem Yacoubi, Issaka Sawadogo, Moustapha Fall, Seydou Sarr

In this acclaimed film which won top directing and acting prizes at the Venice Film Festival, writer-director Garrone presents a “reverse shot” of the immigration experience while unfurling an epic, cinematographically magnificent odyssey from West Africa to Italy. The story is told through the mind’s eye and experiences of two Senegalese teenagers living in Dakar who yearn for a brighter future in Europe. Yet 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.

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