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20TH edition NOVEMBER 24 TO DECEMBER 2, 2023

Me Captain (Io Capitano)

Matteo Garrone

Italy, Belgium

Director's Biography

Born in Rome in 1968, Matteo Garrone began his career in the film industry as an assistant cameraperson. In 1996, he won the Best Short Film prize at the Sacher Festival for Silhouette. After setting up his own production company, Archimede, he directed Terra di mezzo (1997), followed by Guests (1998), Roman Summer (2000), The Embalmer (2002), and First Love (2004). In 2008, he won the Grand Prix at the Festival de Cannes for Gomorrah, which also won six European Film Awards, including Best Film and Best Director. Garrone went on to direct Reality (2012), which took the Grand Prix du Jury at Cannes; Tale of Tales (2015); Dogman (2018), which won the European Film Award for Best Film; and Pinocchio (2019). Me Captain (2022), his latest film, had its premiere at the Venice International Film Festival.

Wolof, French
Screenings :
Sun 26 / 19h30 / Palais des Congrès Salle des Ministres
Sun 26 / 19h30 / Palais des Congrès Salle des Ministres

In the presence of the film crew

Me Captain 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 centres in Libya, and the perils of the sea.

Director Matteo Garrone
Producer Guendalina Folador
Screenwriter Matteo Garrone, Massimo Gaudioso, Massimo Ceccherini, Andrea Tagliaferri
Cinematographer Paolo Carnera
Production Designer Dimitri Capuani
Editor Marco Spoletini
Sound Maricetta Lombardo, Mirko Perri, Daniela Bassani
Music Andrea Farri
Colour Colour
Seydou Sarr, Moustapha Fall, Issaka Sawagodo, Hichem Yacoubi, Doodou Sagna, Khady Sy, Bamar Kane, Cheick Oumar Diaw
Production Company Archimede, Rai Cinema, Tarantula, Pathé FIlms
International Sales Company Pathé Films
Distributor Pathé BC Afrique


Italy, Belgium






Wolof, French