Friday, November 6, 2009
Come l'ombra / As the Shadow
Showing at the Mar del Plata Film Festival: Come l'ombra, directed by Marina Spada
Synopsis from AllMovie.com:
A bored Italian travel agent agrees to take in the cousin of a handsome Ukrainian teacher she has recently become acquainted with, only to find her generosity propelling her into a dark mystery in director Marina Spada's sophisticated sophomore outing as a director. Claudia (Anita Kravos) spends her days working and her weekends visiting her sister and parents. In her spare time Claudia has taken to studying Russian. When Claudia catches the eye of charming Ukrainian professor of languages Boris (Paolo Pierobon), who has only recently arrived in Italy and has taken to offering language lesson as a means of making ends meet, the pair immediately make a connection and their relationship gradually begins to grow deeper. Their bond seemingly solidified, Boris soon approaches his newfound friend with the prospect of putting up his Ukrainian cousin Olga (Karolina Dafne Porcari). Though Claudia readily agrees under the stipulation that the arrangement only be for a few days, the bond between the lonely Italian and the amiable language teacher soon expands to include the newly arrived, beautiful blonde until one day Olga goes mysteriously missing. Now determined to find out just what fate befell her amiable temporary roommate, Claudia sets out to discover the truth behind Olga's perplexing disappearance.