Me Captain / Io Capitano

Me Captain

Synopsis : Io Capitano tells the story of the adventurous journey of Seydou and Moussa, two young men who leave Dakar to make their way to Europe. A contemporary Odyssey through the dangers of the desert, the horrors of the detention centers in Libya and the perils of the sea.

Festival History : "Best Director - Venice Film Festival Audience Award for Best European Film - San Sebastian Film Festival"

Awards : Venice International Film Festival, San Sebastian Film Festival

Director : Matteo Garrone
Producer : Matteo Garrone, Paolo Del Brocco, Ardavan Safaee, Joseph Rouschop
Screenplay : Matteo Garrone, Massimo Gaudioso, Massimo Ceccherini, Andrea Tagliaferri
DOP : Paolo Carnera
Editor : Marco Spoletini
Cast : Seydou Sarr, Moustapha Fall, Issaka Sawagodo, Hichem Yacoubi, Doodou Sagna, Khady Sy, Bamar Kane, Cheick Oumar Dia

Matteo Garrone

Matteo GARRONE (b. 1968, Italy) started working as a camera assistant and painter after art school. In 1996 his short film Silhouette won a prize at the Sacher Festival (organised by Nanni Moretti). His feature debut Terra di mezzo (1997) won the prize for best film at the Turin festival Cinema Giovani. His work has been awarded at several festivals through the years. After The Embalmer (2002), which won a prize for just about every cinematographic aspect in Italy, his international art house hit Gomorrah received a Golden Globe nomination and the Grand Jury Prize in Cannes.

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