Matteo Garrone’s Io Capitano (Me Captain in English), which was lately chosen as Italy‘s entry for this season’s greatest worldwide characteristic Oscar competitors, can be celebrated with the Humanitarian Award on the twenty eighth Capri, Hollywood Worldwide Movie Competition later this yr, the fest introduced Sunday. The award can be accepted in-person by Garrone and the movie’s stars, Seydou Sarr and Moustapha Fall.
The movie — which premiered in September on the Venice Worldwide Movie Competition, the place it was awarded the Silver Lion for the path by Garrone (2008’s Gomorrah) and the Marcello Mastroianni Award for the efficiency by Sarr — tells the story of a Senegalese teenager’s determined quest to get from Dakar to Europe.
“Io Capitano is nicely deserving of the Capri Humanitarian Award, because it is a crucial murals encouraging inclusion and solidarity amongst human beings and reveals the utmost respect for individuality and cultural variety,” the Oscar-winning screenwriter Bobby Moresco, who’s the honorary chair of this yr’s Capri, Hollywood fest, mentioned in a press release. “The movie emphasizes the significance of brotherhood and the necessity for sensitivity in direction of these whose existence is laden with discomfort and misery in massive components of the world, and whose wrestle for a greater life must be acknowledged and supported by the remainder of the world.”
Fest founder/director Pascal Vicedomini, who beforehand devoted the 2016 version of the fest to African migrants, added in a press release: “We’re happy to warmly welcome the protagonists of a piece that has touched the hearts of worldwide audiences past all expectations. Sadly, the European Movie Academy’s laws don’t enable younger actors Seydou Sarr and Moustapha Fall to be eligible for awards, regardless of their extraordinary performances and wonderful achievements. We hope that the regulation can be amended in consideration of the realities of in the present day’s movie world and the world at massive.”
The following version of the Capri, Hollywood fest, which takes place on Capri, an island off the coast of Naples that has lengthy been a favourite for vacationers and filmmakers (1963’s Cleopatra was largely shot there), will run Dec. 27-Jan. 2, within the thick of the awards season, as all the time.