Footprints

Footprints ★★★★

Alice, the always fantastically brooding Florinda Bolkan, works as a translator when all of sudden she loses her job and finds herself on the small island of Garma. People tell her she has been there before, recently, but she knows this is not possible.

Both English-language posters try to sell Le orme as an action-ridden sci-fi giallo, but oh boy you're in for an unsettling treat when you manage to leave that perception behind! Le orme can be placed somewhere between Don't Look Now and that other Alice film, Chabrol's Alice ou la dernière fugue. Drifting and elegant, distant and claustrophobic.

4/5