Oscar night, the Teletext gaffe: “I captain” by Garrone inspired by Schettino and the Costa Concordia


By John

It was an amazing trip, a great adventure. I thank all those who supported us in Italy during this period, who cheered for us, the production partners Rai Cinema and Pathé, the MIC, and all those who followed the film and loved it. All the people who saw it in cinemas around the world and gave us great emotions. And the journey doesn't end here because in April we will go to Senegal where it all began and we will bring the film to the most remote villages with mobile screens.” These are the words of Matteo Garrone after the Oscar ceremony in which his “I Captain” it was nominated for best international film alongside Perfect Days by Wim Wenders, The Snow Society by Juan Antonio Bayona, The Teacher's Lounge by İlker Çatak and The Zone of Interest by Jonathan Glazer.

But since last night “I Captain” ended up indirectly at the center of the social media centrifuge due to the sensational Teletext gaffe. In fact, the photo of the news published at 1.35 am circulating on social media after the statuette was awarded to “La zona d'interest” as Best Foreign Film. In fact, on the Teletext page we read that 'Io, Capitano' by Matteo Garrone, would have been inspired by Captain Schettino and the tragedy of the Costa Concordia. In reality, Garrone's film, which won the Silver Lion for Best Director at the Venice Film Festival, is about the adventurous journey of two young people, Seydou and Moussa, who leave Dakar to reach Europe.