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 INVISIBLE WITNESS
IL TESTIMONE INVISIBILE
2018, True Colors, 97 min, Italy, Dir: Stefano Mordini

When millionaire entrepreneur Adriano (Riccardo Scamarcio) wakes up in a hotel room to find his lover brutally murdered, he becomes trapped in a Hitchcockian nightmare when police finger him as the sole suspect. Charged with the killing and put under house arrest, Adriano calls upon veteran criminal attorney Virginia Ferrara (Maria Paiato), who is tasked with assembling his defense in a single night. As Adriano proceeds to tell her his story piece by piece, it becomes clear that the case is far more complicated than his lawyer ever could have expected. Stefano Mordini directs this dark mystery thriller with refreshing energy, taking the audience through unexpected twists every step of the way.


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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