Io Capitano

Dir. Matteo Garrone
Victoria Hall
16 Jan 2025 7:30pm - 9:30pm

International co-production: Italy/Belgium/France. 2023, 121 mins (Dir. Matteo Garrone) starring Seydou Sarr, Mustapha Fall. Filmed in Senegal, Mali, Italy

Longing for a brighter future, two Senegalese teenagers embark on a journey from Senegal to Italy, to escape poverty. However, between their dreams and reality lies a labyrinth of checkpoints. The dangers of the Sahara Desert, the vast waters and perils of the Mediterranean Sea, and the horrors of the Libyan detention centres. A contemporary and harrowing Odyssey, featuring non-professional actors. Superb photography. Awards: 26 wins and 30 nominations. Academy Awards, USA. Io Capitano (2023). 2024 Nominee Oscar. Best International Feature Film. Italy.

Please book a seat by 1pm on the day of the film
Tickets: £9 Members / £12 Non-Members

Alternatively, book HFS Membership for the season September 2024 – June 2025 (10 films):
HLSI Members: £50
Non-Members: £55

Doors open at 7.00pm for pre-film drinks (included in the price of the ticket)
Film starts at 7.30pm
Film Talk at 9.30pm