Io Capitano15

Directed by Matteo Garrone | Italy | 2024 | 2h 2m | Arabic, French & Wolof w/ English subtitles | Starring Seydou Sarr, Moustapha Fall, Issaka Sawadogo, Hichem Yacoubi, Doodou Sagna

Hoping to become famous musicians, two Senegalese teenagers leave their homes in West Africa to pursue their dreams in Europe. However, to achieve their aspirations, they must navigate the treacherous Sahara Desert and the vast waters of the Mediterranean on a journey fraught with danger. Matteo Garrone’s (Gomorrah, Dogman) deeply emotional and humane drama, based on firsthand testimonies, explores the hope, heartbreak, and harsh realities of migrant experiences. Nominated for Best International Feature at this year’s Oscars.

Reviews

‘Garrone’s film has a three-dimensional and devastatingly realized human soul at its core. The world could do with paying attention to Seydou’s story and the millions of other real ones like it.’
★★★★★
Leila Latif, IndieWire

‘The films of Matteo Garrone always bloom at the meeting point of two different realisms: social and magic. They’re alive to the hardships of ordinary life, but also its comedy and strangeness…’
★★★★
Robbie Collin, The Telegraph

Book tickets

Sunday 21 April

5.15pmBook tickets
Tuesday 23 April

8.30pmBook tickets

What else is on?

Today (Sunday 21st April)

14:45

Days of Heaven 12A
1h 34m
Widely regarded as one of the most beautifully shot movies in American cinema history, Terrence Malick's timeless American idyll set in early 20th-century America has been recently restored in 4K.

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17:15

Io Capitano 15
2h 2m | Arabic, French & Wolof w/ English subtitles
Deeply emotional and humane drama, based on firsthand testimonies, exploring the hope, heartbreak, and harsh realities of migrant experiences. Nominated for Best International Feature at this year’s Oscars.

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20:00

Mothers' Instinct 15
Deaf/HOH Subtitles
1h 34m
The seeds of guilt, suspicion and paranoia are sewn between two friends in this suspenseful psychological thriller set in suburban America and starring Jessica Chastain and Anne Hathaway.

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Tomorrow (Monday 22nd April)

18:15

A Year in a Field 12A
1h 26m
Meditative documentary reflecting on the evolving rural landscape, told through the lens of an ancient standing stone, contemplating the intricacies of nature and the trajectory of climate change.

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20:30

Evil Does Not Exist 12A
1h 46m | Japanese w/ English subtitles
Captivating eco-drama by Oscar-winning director Ryusuke Hamaguchi (Drive My Car) following residents of a small rural village nestled outside Tokyo opposing the development of a luxury "glamping" site on their land.

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Plan your visit

Our beautiful art deco inspired auditorium can be found just off East Oxford's Cowley Road. We are open 7 days a week. We open the cinema and box office 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of each film, and the Box Office then closes 10 minutes after the film starts. We don’t show adverts, just a couple of trailers, so don't be late as the film itself starts very close to the advertised time!