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Jane Campion and Matteo Garrone Talk Oscar-Nominated Immigration Epic ‘Io Capitano’: ‘It Was a Sort of Odyssey’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Jane Campion, who is championing Matteo Garrone's Oscar-nominated 'Io Capitano,' talks to the director about making the immigration epic.

Jane Campion is championing Matteo Garrone ‘s “ Io Capitano,” which is Italy’s Oscar-nominated contender for best international feature film. The movie narrates the Homeric journey of two two Senegalese teenagers, Seydou and Moussa, who decide to leave Dakar to reach Europe in pursuit of a better life. In Variety ‘sreview, critic Guy Lodge called “Io Capitano” the director’s “most robust, purely satisfying filmmaking since [his] international breakthrough with ‘Gomorrah’ 15 years ago.” The drama, which at the Venice Film Festival won best director and best emerging actor for its co-star Seydou Sarr is the strongest Italian Oscar contender in recent memory.

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