Antonio Piazza, Fabio Grassadonia, Italy, France, 2013
Directed by: Antonio Piazza, Fabio Grassadonia
Script: Antonio Piazza, Fabio Grassadonia
Producer: Massimo Cristaldi, Fabrizio Mosca, Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre, Raphel Berdugo
Production company: Cristaldi Pictures, Acaba Produzioni, Mact Productions, Cité Films
Cinematography: Daniele Ciprì
Editing: Desideria Rayner
Cast: Saleh Bakri, Sara Serraiocco, Mario Pupella, Luigi Lo Cascio
Format: DCP
Running time: 103'

A hitman 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 together forever.

Awards and Festivals
Cannes Film Festival 2013 - Critics Week Grand Prize; France 4 Visionary Award
Busan International Film Festival 2013
London Film Festival 2013

Directors Biography
Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza have worked as writers, development consultants and acquisition consultants for major Italian production companies, such as Fandango and Filmauro of Aurelio De Laurentiis. In summer 2009 Fabio and Antonio had their debut as directors with the short film 'Rita' awarded with Golden Pram Award for best short film at 8th Zagreb Film Festival. The short film was shot in the problematic and fascinating Palermo neighbourhood of Arenella, the same place where they shoot their first feature film 'Salvo'.

Location and screening schedule:
CINEMA TUŠKANAC, Friday, October 25th at 10.30
CINEMA EUROPA, Friday, October 25th at 19.30
CINEMA EUROPA, Saturday, October 26th at 15.00