Io Capitano, the trailer for the new film by Matteo Garrone

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Unveiled the first trailer Of I Captainnew and awaited title of the Italian director Matteo Garronereleased in cinemas from September 7, 2023. Inspired by true events, I Captain tells the story of two young people who, starting from Senegal, are forced to face a long and ruthless journey before being able to reach the European coasts. The release date of the film, suggests the passage of the film at the Venice Film Festival.

The trailer of I Captain

Matteo Garrone, award-winning director of Gomorrah, Tale of Tales – Tales of Tales, Dogman, Reality and many other titles, returns to the big screen with a new film, which stages the physical and psychological violence suffered by migrants in their travel to Europe. The trailer of I Captainin particular, shows i two young Seydou and Moussa (newcomers Seydou Sarr and Moustapha Fall) as they initially live their lives in Dakar, Senegal, between work and poverty. The two then choose to abandon their land to try to reach Europe, in search of work and fortune. However, their dream first sees the fulfillment of a long and cruel journey, shown, even if only in the trailer, in its most total desolation and ruthlessness: from first being herded into a small open-top van, to the complex crossing on foot of the desert up to the horrors of the inhumane detention centers in Libya. The journey, at this point, as well as a physical pilgrimage, also becomes a metaphorical contemporary Odyssey, which winds through the perils of the desert, the sea and, above all, of the human being himself.

The production: all the details

The drama film I CaptainYes inspired by the true stories of many migrants who have made a journey similar to the one told by the plot of Garrone. Written by Matteo Garrone himself, together with Massimo Ceccherini, Massimo Gaudioso and Andrea Tagliaferri, the film stars the young actors Seydou Sarr and Moustapha Fall. At the helm of photography we find instead the usual collaborator of Stefano Sollima and the brothers Damiano and Fabio D’Innocenzo: Paolo Carnera. Shooting for the film, a co-production between Italy and Belgium, lasted a total of 13 weeks, and took place between Morocco, Senegal and Italy.

I Captainthe new film by Matteo Garrone, will be released in Italian cinemas from 7 September 2023. The release date suggests a possible presence of the film at the next Venice Film Festival.