Director/writer Giuseppe Tornatore has a knack for leaving his audiences at the edge of their seats. His latest work, The Unknown Woman
, is based around the story of a Ukranian immigrant haunted by her violent past, who goes to work as a servant for a wealthy Italian jewelry maker family. Just as she begins to form a bond with the family, her new beginning is shattered by a vengeful figure from her past who seeks to wreak havoc on everyone with whom she has surrounded herself.
The Unknown Woman is not without its shocking moments. What’s more, the film takes a powerful look at the immigration situation in Italy while avoiding the quagmire of politics to reveal a nakedly honest portrait with astonishing depth.
The Unknown Woman releases in select theaters June 27.