Salvo wins Cannes Critic’s Week Grand Prize

Salvo, Antonio Piazza and Fabio Grassadonia’s first feature starring Saleh Bakri and Sara Serraiocco, topped the Cannes Film Festival’s 52nd Critics’ Week, taking its Grand Prix and the France 4 Revelation Prize. The film is a French/Italian coproduction between Acaba Produzioni, Cristaldi Pictures, Cité Films and MACT Productions.

Synopsis: A henchman for the Sicilian Mafia, Salvo is solitary, cold and ruthless. When he sneaks into a house to eliminate someone from a rival Mafia clan, he discovers Rita, a young blind girl who powerlessly stands by while her brother is assassinated. When Salvo decides to spare her life, something extraordinary happens. From then on, these two beings - both haunted by the world they belong to - are linked together forever.

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