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Io Capitano

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Synopsis

A Homeric fairy tale that tells the adventurous journey of two young boys, Seydou and Moussa, who leave Dakar to reach Europe.

Cast

  • Affif Ben Badra
  • Seydou Sarr
  • Issaka Sawadogo
  • Bamar Kane
  • Hichem Yacoubi
  • Joseph Beddelem
  • Moustapha Fall
  • Oumar Diaw
  • Princess Erika
  • Mariam Kaba

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Metacritic

90
Feb 22, 2024

Garrone doesn’t spare you much, but if the movie never turns into an exercise in art-house sadism, it’s because his focus remains unwaveringly fixed on his characters who, from the start, are fully rounded people, not props, symbols or object lessons.

Metacritic review by Manohla Dargis
Manohla Dargis
The New York Times
100
Feb 21, 2024

The late film critic Roger Ebert called movies an “empathy machine,” and “Io Capitano” stands as Garrone’s plea for empathy in a debate that sorely lacks it.

Metacritic review by G. Allen Johnson
G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle
88
Feb 11, 2024

The film builds on a docudrama realism while also reaching toward the mythological.

Metacritic review by Chris Barsanti
Chris Barsanti
Slant Magazine