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Tue, 26 Mar



IO Capitano (Yo Capitan) (Italian) (Oscar nominated) Caloundra Tue Night

A journey toward hope, Io Capitano is the homeric like tale of two teenagers from Dakar who trek towards Europe and a better life. Epic and cinematically magnificent, it's got it all; great acting, direction and script. "A grand honestly felt emotional sweep." Variety Magazine

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IO Capitano (Yo Capitan) (Italian) (Oscar nominated) Caloundra Tue Night
IO Capitano (Yo Capitan) (Italian) (Oscar nominated) Caloundra Tue Night

Time & Location

26 Mar 2024, 7:00 pm – 9:10 pm

Caloundra, 2/11 Bulcock St, Caloundra QLD 4551, Australia

About the Event

IO Capitano film trailer HERE

In this acclaimed film which won top directing and acting prizes at the Venice Film Festival and which has been nominated for Best International Feature Film at this years Oscars, writer-director Matteo Garrone presents a "reverse shot" of the immigration experience while unfurling an epic and cinematographically magnificent  odyssey from West Africa to Italy.  The story is told through the mind’s eye and experiences of the  two teenagers who yearn for a brighter future in Europe.

Between their dreams and reality lies a treacherous journey through a labyrinth of checkpoints, the scorched Saharan desert and the vast waters of the Mediterranean where thousands before them have perished.

A co-production between Italy, France and Belguim

"If there is a more profound MOMENT at this Festival, or even this year I'd like to see it.  A blistering topical drama" Deadline

" A grand honestly felt emotional sweep. Stirring. " Variety Magazine

"Ultimately uplifting." The Hollywood Reporter 

"The filmmaker does not point to the politics of any European country, he does not criticize power, he does not generate the desire to rebel, but he looks at it and forces us to look at it ourselves." Fotogramas

"A film with a great director, a leading actor, and an excellent script." Sensacine

Nominated:  2024 Oscars for Best International Feature Film

Winner :         Best Director Silver Lion  Venice Film Festival

Winner:          Audience Award for Best Film at the San Sebastion Film Festival


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