Sun, Feb 9, 2014
at 2:45 PM (CANCELLED)
Fri, Feb 14, 2014
at 8:30 PM (Cinema 21 (small theaters))
Sun, Feb 23, 2014
at 4:15 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
DIRECTOR: Fabio Grassadonia, Antonio Piazza - ITALY
A hit man 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 his witness, one that changes their two lives in an instant. The darkness is lifted from Rita’s eyes just as Salvo decides, against his murderous instincts, to spare her life. Haunted by their encounter, both of these damaged souls will attempt to navigate their dangerous next steps side by side. “Salvo embraces crime genre tropes and then stretches them into a new shape, reminding that the confinement of genre can have unexpectedly fresh results.”—Film Comment. Winner of the Critics’ Week Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival. (104 mins.)
Sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute, San Francisco, and Italian Film Commission, Los Angeles.
Note: The Sunday 2/9 screening is cancelled. Tickets can be refunded or exchanged for another film. Please call our Advance Ticket Outlet between the hours of noon and 6 p.m. at 503-276-4310 (closed Sunday 2/9).