10/22, 11:30 · Kino Centrum
A hitman for the Sicilian Mafia, Salvo is solitary, cold and ruthless. When he sneaks into a house on an assignment, he discovers Rita, an innocent young blind girl who must stand by powerlessly while her brother is assassinated. What follows is an intense exchange fueled by adrenaline and fear between the killer and his witness, one that changes their two lives in an instant. The darkness is lifted from Rita’s eyes just as Salvo decides, against his murderous instincts, to spare her life. From then on, both haunted by their brief encounter, these two damaged souls will attempt to navigate their dangerous next steps side by side.
|Director:||Fabio Grassadonia, Antonio Piazza|
|Screenplay:||Fabio Grassadonia, Antonio Piazza|
|Cast:||Saleh Bakri, Luigi Lo Cascio, Sara Serraiocco, Giuditta Perriera, Mario Pupella|
|Awards:||MFF w Cannes (Tydzień Krytyków) / Cannes FF (Critics’ Week) – Grand Prix, France 4 Visionary Award (2013)|
Fabio Grassadonia (born in 1968, Italian filmmaker) and Antonio Piazza (born in 1970, director and scriptwriter) have worked as writers, development and acquisition consultants for major Italian production companies, such as Fandango and Filmauro of Aurelio De Laurentiis. Salvo, their first feature film project, was selected for Berlinale Talent Campus and Binger Filmlab. Fabio and Antonio directed a short called Rita, working with a ten years old blind girl playing the main role of the film. The film was shot in the problematic and fascinating Palermo neighbourhood of Arenella where they will shoot Salvo too.