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Special screening - "Io Capitano" by Matteo Garrone


On January 6 at 18:30. 

Italy, 2024
Director: Matteo Garrone
Actors: Seydou Sarr, Moustapha Fall, Issaka Sawadogo
Genre: drama 

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. The story of Seydou and Moussa is a contemporary odyssey in which the protagonists must overcome a series of obstacles. In the process, they change from humans to commodities to animals, until Seydou eventually becomes a hero. This great adventure, which leads us through the perils of the desert and the sea, the ambiguities and contradictions of human beings, and during which the dreams, hopes and ambitions of the main characters turn into a struggle for survival, leaves no place for piety.


Special screening is an initiative of the Embassy of Italy in Riga


Film will be shown in original language with English subtitles and simultaneous translation into Latvian.


Admission to screenings is free with the purchase of a 0.00 EUR ticket at and at the "Splendid Palace" cinema box office.



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