Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza’s “Salvo” won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival’s 52nd Critics’ Week. The film — about a romantic relationship between a hitman and the sister of someone he’s murdered — took both the Grand Prix and the France 4 Revelation Prize.
Other major winners included Daria Belova’s “Come and Play,” which won best short film, Sebastien Pilote’s “Le Demantlement,” which won best screenplay.
The program’s jury was led by Portugese director Miguel Gomes, and also included Dennis Lim, program director at the Film Society of
Lincoln Center, Neil Young, co-director of the International Film
Festival Bradford, and journalists Alin Tasciyan and Alex Vicente.