Previously at the ICA - Films
21 Mar 2014 – 30 Mar 2014
'Exquisitely crafted' - Jonathan Romney, Observer
Winner of the Grand Prix in Critics’ Week at last year’s Cannes Film Festival, this ingenious art-house gangster movie follows Salvo (Bakri),a cold and ruthless hitman for the Sicilian Mafia.
After saving his employer from assassination, Salvo tracks down the man responsible, only to find himself taking charge of his enemy’s blind sister, a woman he first spares and then finds himself powerfully drawn to. Starting in a blaze of violence before gliding into a sensitive and beautifully acted two-hander, Salvo defies all genre expectations, coming up with something new and haunting as the strange chemistry within this deeply odd couple plays out.
Salvo, dir Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza, Italy/France 2013, 104 mins, Italian with English subtitles
Please note that all films are 18+ unless otherwise stated. The feature will start approximately 15 minutes after the listed start time.