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Italy picks Matteo Garrone’s movie Io Capitano for Oscar race

Garrone film received important popularity of movie after its premiere in Venice.

Italy has chosen the migration-themed film Io Capitano by acclaimed director Matteo Garrone as its candidate for Greatest Worldwide Movie on the 96th Academy Awards subsequent spring.

Based mostly on the real-life story of the perilous journey of two younger Senagalese males from Dakar to Italy, Garrone’s movie stars Moustapha Fall and Seydou Sarr.

The critically-acclaimed film had its world premiere earlier this month on the Venice Movie Competition the place Garrone received greatest director, Sarr received greatest younger star, and Claudia Cravotta received greatest manufacturing director.

Garrone, who is well known for movies together with Dogman and Pinocchio, was joined by the forged of Io Capitano at a personal viewers with Pope Francis within the Vatican final week.

Pope Francis meets Matteo Garrone, Seydou Sarr and Moustapha Fall on the Vatican on 14 September. (CNS picture/Vatican Media).


Io Capitano was chosen by Italian cinema physique ANICA, beating 11 different motion pictures within the operating for Italy’s Oscar entry.

The movie’s nomination as an Oscar contender comes as Italy’s right-wing premier Giorgia Meloni guarantees tighter controls on migration, claiming {that a} surge of migrant arrivals on the island of Lampedusa is placing Italy beneath “unsustainable stress”.

Over time, Italian movies have received 11 Oscars, the newest being Paolo Sorrentino’s La grande bellezza (The Nice Magnificence) in 2013.

In December the Academy will select a shortlist of 15 movies for the Greatest Worldwide Movie class earlier than asserting the ultimate 5 Oscar contenders in January.

The Oscars ceremony is scheduled to happen in Los Angeles on 10 March 2024.

Cowl picture: Io Capitano, official nonetheless, picture credit score Greta De Lazzaris.

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