Capital Celluloid 2014 - Day 86: Thu Mar 27

Salvo (Grassadonia/Piazza, 2013): ICA Cinema, 6.30pm

Here is the ICA introduction: 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 emotionless Mafia bodyguard. 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.

This film runs from March 21st to March 27th at the ICA.

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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