“Salvo” symbolizes the renaissance of Italian cinema, Critics’ Week topper Charles Tesson told Variety. “It’s neither an expose on the Mafia as is ‘Gomorrah’ nor a heavily-referenced genre film a la Quentin Tarantino. It mixes realism with film noir.”
Pic is produced by Italy’s Acaba Prods. and Cristaldi Pictures and co-produced by Gaul’s Mact Prods. and Cite Films. Bodega Films will distribute the film in France, Lucky Red will release it in Italy.
Canadian movie “Le demantelement,” a farming family drama helmed by Sebastian Pilote sold by eOne Films Intl., scooped the Society of Dramatic Authors and Composers SACD Prize.
A launchpad for first and second-time directors, Critics’ Week has helped launch the careers, among others, of Olivier Assayas and, most recently, Rebecca Zlotowski, whose sophomore pic, “Grand Central,” played Un Certain Regard.