“Io Capitano” by Matteo Garrone Italian candidate for the Oscars

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I am Captain Of Matteo Garrone it is the film that Italy has designated for the Oscar race for best international film. The work that won the Silver Lion for direction at the Venice Film Festival prevailed over 11 other films indicated for the selection on which the commission met today at Anica. We will have to wait until December 21st for the shortlist. Nominations will be announced on January 23, 2024. The Oscars ceremony will be held in Los Angeles on March 10, 2024.

«We are very proud to be able to represent Italy at the Academy Awards with Io Capitano and we hope that Seydou’s journey will also touch the hearts of the American public», declares Matteo Garrone immediately.

The Selection Committee for the Italian film to be nominated for the Oscars established by ANICA on behalf of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, meeting before a notary and composed of Alessandro Araimo, Domizia De Rosa, Esmeralda Calabria, Daniela Ciancio, Francesca Lo Schiavo, Giorgio Moroder, Cristiana Paternò, Michele Placido, Paola Randi, Riccardo Tozzi, Gianpiero Tulelli, voted Io Capitano by Matteo Garrone as the film that will represent Italy at the 96th edition of the Academy Awards, in the selection for the International Feature Film Award category. This is the motivation: «For having embodied with great power and cinematic mastery the universal desire to seek freedom and happiness.

Creating an epic dream that stages the courage and pain that have always marked migrations, in a dimension of profound humanity.” Io Capitano will compete for the shortlist which will include the fifteen best international films selected by the Academy and which will be announced on 21 December 2023. The announcement of the nominations (the five films nominated to compete for the award) is scheduled for 23 January 2024 , while the Oscars award ceremony will be held in Los Angeles on March 10, 2024.