The distributor has picked up North American rights to Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza’s Salvo, winner of the Critics Week Grand Prix and the France 4 Visionary Award in Cannes.

Salvo tells of a solitary henchman for the Sicilian mafia who spares the life of the young blind sister of one of his victims.

Film Movement plans a second quarter 2014 theatrical release in New York followed by limited national roll-out.

President Adley Gartenstein brokered the deal with Films Distribution partner Nicolas Brigaud-Robert.