5 IS THE PERFECT NUMBER
5 E’ IL NUMERO PERFETTO
2019, Playtime, 100 min, Italy/Belgium/France, Dir: Igor Tuveri (Igort)

Based on Igort’s (né Igor Tuveri) most famous graphic novel, 5 IS THE PERFECT NUMBER is a hyper-stylized noir thriller set in crime-ridden 1970s Naples. Toni Servillo stars as retired hitman Peppino Lo Cicero, who is devastated by the sudden murder of his only son. Unable to trust anyone in this criminal underworld, Peppino returns to his violent trade and embarks on a bloody quest for revenge. Nominated for Best Film (Venice Days) at the Venice Film Festival 2019.


THE TRAITOR
IL TRADITORE
2019, Sony Pictures, 152 min, Italy/France/Germany/Brazil, Dir: Marco Bellocchio

From veteran Italian filmmaker Marco Bellocchio (FISTS IN THE POCKET, GOOD MORNING, NIGHT) comes the true story of Tommaso Buscetta, former made mobster turned Mafia informant. Set in Sicily in the 1980s, THE TRAITOR begins amid an all-out war between two Sicilian mafia bosses. Feeling the escalating pressure as his allies begin to be picked off, Buscetta flees to Brazil, where he faces a decision that will change the entire history of the Italian mob. Pierfrancesco Favino, Luigi Lo Cascio and Fausto Russo Alesi star in this riveting crime drama, which was nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. “THE TRAITOR is big, bold, confident film-making.” - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian.


WHITE BLOOD
SANGRE BLANCA
2018, 96 min, Argentina, Dir: Barbara Sarasola-Day

A drug-trade thriller set on the Bolivia-Argentina border, WHITE BLOOD follows Martina (Eva De Dominici), a reluctant drug mule whose illegal operation comes crashing down after her partner perishes while handling their dangerous product. With the local traffickers on her tail, Martina turns to the only person left in the world who can help - her estranged father. Director Barbara Sarasola-Day (BELATED) returns with this impressive balancing act that is both a pulse-pounding thriller and a touching father-daughter drama. Winner of the Jury Prize at the 2018 Macau Film Festival.


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