International Lens Film Series: The Unknown Woman
2/5/2013, 7:30 pm
Free and Open to the Public
Location: Sarratt Cinema (Google map of this location)
Presented by: Elsa Filosa, Lecturer, Department of French & Italian
Italy (2006) Dir: Giuseppe Tornatore
A Ukrainian woman named Irena calculatedly insinuates herself into the lives of a young, affluent Italian family. Stopping at nothing to become the couple’s trusted maid and the beloved nanny to their fragile young daughter, Irena risks everything in her quest to uncover the truth about the family. Like an intricately constructed jigsaw puzzle, it reveals piece by piece the enigma of Irena’s past. The final act is guaranteed to astonish and satisfy. Italian and Ukrainian with English subtitles. Rated R. 118 mins. DVD.