Io Capitano

A film by Matteo Garrone , 2023

Genre: Drama

Language: Wolof, French

Subtitles: French or English

Format: HD

Sound: 5.1

Lenght: 124 min

Countries : Italy, Belgium

Year : 2023


IO CAPITANO tells the adventurous journey of two young men, Seydou and Moussa, who leave Dakar to reach Europe. A contemporary Odyssey through the pitfalls of the desert, the horrors of detention centres in Libya and the dangers of the sea.



Director : Matteo Garrone

Writers: Matteo Garrone, Andrea Tagliaferri, Massimo Ceccherini

DOP: Paolo Carnera

Sound: Maricetta Lombardo

Art director: Dimitri Capuani

Costume designer:  Stefano Ciammitti

Make-up: Dalia Colli

Editor: Marco Spoletini

Music: Andrea Farri


Casting: Seydou Sarr, Moustapha Fall, Bamar Kane


Distributor (Italy) : Pathé

Distributor (Benelux) : Paradiso

International sales : Pathé


80th Venice International Film Festival
Silver Lion for Best Director // Marcello Mastroianni Prize for Seydou Sarr (Best new talent)

San Sebastian International Film Festival
Audience Award for Best European Film

Film Fest Gent

Tournai Ramdam Festival

96th Academy Awards (will represent Italy)

81st Golden Globes ceremony (Best Motion Picture – Non-English Language)



“Matteo Garrone’s Stunning Film Puts a Human Face on the Migrant Crisis” – Leila Latif / Indiewire


“Tragedy and Grace Are Marbled Together in Matteo Garrone’s Moving Migration Drama” – Leslie Felperin / The Hollywood Reporter


“A Gritty, Heartbreaking Study Of Migrant Dreams From Italy’s Matteo Garrone” – Damon Wise / Deadline