Synopsis by Mark Deming
Casual voyeurism grows into an obsession in this low-key thriller from Italy. Valeria (Barbora Bobulova) works as an interpreter in Turin and shares an apartment with a friend, though she seems wary of close relationships with others. One of Valeria's windows looks into the flat of Massimo (Andrea Renzi), and she finds herself watching him as he goes about his daily business. Her curiosity begins to evolve into something deeper when Massimo knocks on her door, hoping she can help him with his dog, who is ill. Not long afterward, Massimo moves to Rome, and Valeria follows him, where she discovers he has a girlfriend, Flavia (Brigitte Catillon). As Valeria pursues Massimo from a distance, she also strikes up a friendship with Flavia, and as Massimo begins to develop a deeper interest in Valeria, it leads to a strange emotional triangle between the three. La Spettatrice received its North American premiere at the 2004 Tribeca Film Festival.
voyeur, Italy, obsession, stalking