An assassin for the Sicilian mafia, Salvo is solitary, cold and ruthless. When he is assigned to eliminate a rival Mafia clan, he discovers Rita, an innocent blind girl who stands powerlessly by whilst over hearing her brother’s murder. What follows is an intense exchange, fuelled by adrenaline and fear between the killer and witness.
Winner of the 2013 Grand Prix prize at Cannes and nominated for the BFI London Film Festival Sutherland Award for first feature, SALVO brings a renewed sensory suspense to the mafia movie with sublime cinematography and evocative soundscape. Filmed in location in Palermo and Sicily, the film marks the stylishly energetic directorial debut of Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza. Distributed by Peccadillo Pictures.