Inspired by true stories and myth, Cannes Grand Prix winner, Matteo Garrone, takes us on a deeply moving odyssey as two boys abandon their families to pursue a dream of a better life.
Io Capitano is the epic story of a teenage boy who, together with his cousin, decides to leave Dakar in Senegal and make his way to Europe. A contemporary Odyssey in which the protagonist must overcome a series of obstacles and in the process is transformed from a human to a commodity to an animal, finally becoming a hero. A grand adventure through the dangers of the desert and the sea, the ambiguities and contradictions of human beings, in which dreams, the hopes and the ambitions of the main characters turn into a struggle for survival, where there is no space for piety.
Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa