SALVO

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Valgyk, pasakiau. Tik mirusieji pasninkauja. O mes vis dar gyvi.

A hit man for the Sicilian Mafia, Salvo is solitary, cold and ruthless. When he sneaks into a house to eliminate a man, he discovers Rita, a young blind girl who powerlessly stands by while her brother is assassinated. Salvo tries to close those disturbing eyes, staring at him yet unseeing. Something impossible happens. Rita’s eyes see for the first time. Salvo decides to spare her life. From then on these two beings, both haunted by the world they belong to, are linked to each other forever.

Festivals: 

Cannes Film Festival – Critics Week Grand Prize; France 4 Visionary Award.

Fabio Grassadonia, Antonio Piazza

Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza are both Sicilian writer-directors. They worked for a long time as writers and script consultants for Italian production companies. They still work as freelance script development consultants, collaborating with a few European workshops, such as the Berlinale Residency, Torino FilmLab. Their debut as directors was in 2010 with the short film Rita. Salvo is their first feature film.