Franco Nero’s prediction, made during the “SorrentoFFF 2024,” brought good luck to the film “Io Capitano”. The actor will be the one to welcome and honor Garrone and his amazing cast in Los Angeles: “Io Capitano is Oscar-worthy. This Italian masterpiece will compete along with the other films for the statuette in the category “Best International Feature”. I will personally welcome them and award them on Sunday, March 3 in Hollywood in the opening of the 19th edition of ‘Los Angeles, Italia – Film, Fashion, and Art Festival”.

This is how Franco Nero comments on the nomination of Io Capitano in his capacity as co-founder of the L.A. Italia Film Festival, the event that has preceded the Academy Awards Gala since 2006.

The Festival is organized with the collaboration of MiC (Dg Cinema) and Intesa Sanpaolo. It will be dedicated to the producer Marina Cicogna (co-founder of the manifestation) who was a sincere fan of Matteo since his debut. An event also sponsored by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Tourism and Business and Made In Italy.

An event built together with the legendary late director Lina Wertmuller, current honorary president Tony Renis and the founder and producer of the happening Pascal Vicedomini. “We will dedicate a retrospective of his previous films (The Embalmer, Gomorrah, Tale of Tales, Dogman and Pinocchio) in addition to opening the event with the recent masterpiece Io Capitano,” adds Vicedomini, committed to promoting the film around the world since its debut at the Venice Film Festival last Sept. 6, 2023.



Io Capitano directed by Matteo Garrone
Io Capitano directed by Matteo Garrone



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