MATTEO GARRONE’S “IO CAPITANO” DESERVES A MAJOR RECOGNITION: IT’S A MASTERPIECE

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Garrone’s “Io Capitano” is awaited at the Chinese Theatre for the 19th edition of “Los Angeles Italia Film Fashion and Art Festival” right before the Oscars 2024. Franco Nero, iconic Italian director and actor wishes the film good luck: “Not a film but a work of art with a strong humanitarian impact”. The movie was honored with 4 Capri Awards: the “Capri European Director of the Year Award 2023”, the “Capri Humanitarian Award 2023”, the “Best International Feature of the Year” and the “Capri Stars of the Future Award 2023 by Nuovo Imaie – In the name of Francesco Nuti” to celebrate Mamadou Kouassiche, who inspired Garrone’s story.

On December 11 “Io Capitano”, produced by Archimede and Rai Cinema, and internationally distributed by Pathé Film, was officially nominated to the Golden Globes 2024 in the category Best Picture Non-English Language”, competing with “Anatomy of a Fall” (France), “Fallen Leaves” (Finland), “Past Lives” (USA), “Society of the Snow” (Spain) and “The Zone of Interest” (UK – USA).

The movie, honored for the first time at the “Venice Film Festival 2023″ (Silver Lion – Best Director Matteo Garrone), also sees as protagonists Issaka Sawagodo, Hichem Yacoubi, Doodou Sagna, Khady Sy, Venus Gueye, Cheick Oumar Diaw, Bamar Kane. The film was inspired by the true stories of emigration from Africa to Europe by Kouassi Pli Adama Mamadou, Arnaud Zohin, Amara Fofana, Brhane Tareke, and Siaka Doumbia.

This masterpiece is officially on the shortlist for the Oscars 2024 for the category “International Feature Film” along with other amazing movies such as “Perfect Days”(Japan), “The Mother of All Lies”(Morocco), “Society of the Snow”(Spain), “20 Days in Mariupol”(Ukraine) and “The Zone of Interest”( United Kingdom).

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