Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Salty Air
(L Aria Salata)

Year: 2006
Country: ITALY
Language: Italian
Run Time: 87 minutes

Salty Air

Prison officer Fabio has little time for sentiment at work. His job is to decide whether prisoners should be granted temporary leave for personal circumstances, and he takes it very seriously. Though many unqualified inmates expect his assistance, he never wavers in his shrewd judgment. Even when his girlfriend's father offers him a hot new car and a less mentally-demanding job, he abruptly refuses. He is passionate about his work. His latest case is with Sparti, a convicted murderer who has been incarcerated for 20 years. And Sparti's circumstances are far more personal for Fabio than any other case. While questioning Sparti, Fabio struggles to maintain his professionalism. As his troubled past continues to torment him, he must decide whether or not to disclose his unlikely connection to Sparti. SALTY AIR is the first film of director Alessandro Angelini, who boldly combines a superb cast and fast-paced editing in this gripping and decidedly unconventional prison film. (In Italian with English subtitles) – E.J.B.

CIFF31 Screenings

Friday, March 16, 2007 at 7:15 PM

  • This screening has been cancelled.

Saturday, March 17, 2007 at 4:30 PM

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Alessandro Angelini, Angelo Carbone

Alessandro Angelini

Donatella Botti

Arnaldo Cantinari

Massimo Fiocchi

Principal Cast
Giorgio Pasotti, Giorgio Colangeli, Michela Ceson, Katy Saunders, Sergio Solli

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