Io Capitano

Dir: Matteo Garrone
Cast: Seydou Sarr, Moustapha Fall, Issaka Sawadogo
121mins   2023   Italy | Belgium | France   15   Wolof | French | Arabic | English    Subtitled    Audio Described

Part of our Refugee Stories series

A story 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.

'Sarr and Fall are wonderful young actors and excel in displaying joy and fear, presenting a warming and believable brotherly dynamic' - Katherine McLaughlin, Little White Lies

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