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dir. Marina Spada
Italy, 2007, 87 minutes
English Subtitles

2009 European Union Film Festival
Auditorium, 395 Wellington St., Tuesday, December 1, 2009, 9:00 pm
AS THE SHADOW conveys the profound sense of unease permeating modern life through the story of Claudia, a 30-something single woman who is bored with her life as a travel agent in Milan. Claudia takes evening classes learning Russian, where she develops an attachment to her teacher Boris, from Kiev. Boris asks Claudia to put up his beautiful Ukrainian cousin Olga for a few days while he is away. Claudia and Olga quickly develop a friendship, but Claudia becomes quite distressed when Olga suddenly disappears without taking her suitcase, money or passport.  So the mystery begins… English subtitles.