Showing Dec. 14th at 3:00pm
at the Chatfield Public Library
A film by Fabio Grassadonia & Antonio Piazza
Italy / 2013 / Drama / 104 min / Italian with English Subtitles
“The renaissance of Italian Cinema!” – Variety
“A fascinating Italian film noir, immaculately made!”
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 hiswitness, one that changes their two lives in an instant. The darkness is lifted fromRita’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 willattempt to navigate their dangerous next steps side by side.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
Cannes Film Festival – Grand Prix, Critics’ Week
Cannes Film Festival – France 4 Visionary Award
New Directors/New Films Atlantic Film Festival
BFI London Film Festival Festival de Rio
Busan Int’l Film Festival Chicago International Film Festival
Ft. Lauderdale Int’l Film festival San Juan Int’l Film Festival
Naples Int’l Film Festival Palm Springs Int’l Film Festival
Portland Int’l Film Festival
Why Film Movement Selected: SALVO
This month’s Film Club selection is SALVO, the story of an assassin who changes his murderous ways when he encounters an innocent young blind girl. Read on to learn more about why we decided to share this edgy arthouse film with our Club subscribers.
When considering the films we share with audiences, we look for the unique and innovative, the emerging and exceptional.Salvo delivers that and more: a compelling, dramatic narrative; a talented, promising filmmaking team; and the critical acclaim and audience reception that confirm its place alongside some of the best European independent films of recent years.
There is a duality that permeates the film, beginning with filmmaking team Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza, co-writers and directors. Inspired by their short film Rita (included in this presentation), Salvo is simultaneously an intense gangster movie and a meditation on the humanity of even the most hardened among us. What’s more, the filmmakers take the most visual of art forms as an opportunity to exquisitely explore the perspective of a young blind girl through deft editing, inventive use of sound and score, and evocative, taut performances. Salvo effortlessly establishes itself as a presence on screen and in any collector’s catalog.
Join us for 2nd Sunday Cinema at the library again this month, rather than at Potter Auditorium where it is usually held. Enjoy the movie on our big screen while relaxing on the comfy couches and chairs in our program room on the lower level.
Popcorn, beverages, and candy will be available.
Brought to you by the Chatfield Public Library in cooperation with the Chatfield Center for the Arts, Wits’ End Theatre, and the Chatfield Lions.