Io Capitano to Receive Humanitarian Award –

Matteo Garrone’s film, “Io Capitano” (Me Captain), has been selected as Italy’s entry for the best international feature Oscar competition. The film tells the story of a Senegalese teenager’s desperate journey from Dakar to Europe. It premiered at the Venice International Film Festival where it received critical acclaim and awards. The 28th Capri, Hollywood International Film Festival will honor the film with the Humanitarian Award, which recognizes its emphasis on inclusion, solidarity, and respect for cultural diversity. The festival’s founder/director hopes that the European Film Academy will amend its regulations to allow recognition for the film’s young actors, Seydou Sarr and Moustapha Fall. The festival will take place from December 27 to January 2 on the picturesque island of Capri.

Summery :

– Matteo Garrone’s film Io Capitano is receiving the Humanitarian Award at the 28th Capri, Hollywood International Film Festival.
– The award will be accepted by Garrone and the film’s stars, Seydou Sarr and Moustapha Fall.
– Io Capitano tells the story of a Senegalese teenager’s journey from Dakar to Europe.
– The film promotes inclusion, solidarity, and cultural diversity.
– The festival organizers hope that the European Film Academy will amend its regulations to allow Sarr and Fall to be considered for awards.
– The Capri, Hollywood fest will take place from December 27 – January 2, during awards season.

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