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7th edition: 11 April - 15 April 2018

Hannah (2018 Feature Film)

Andrea PALLAORO | Italy, Belgium, France | 2017 | color | DCP | 77' | English | d.s.

She might be in her 70s, but actress Charlotte Rampling’s famous look has only become more mysterious over the years. This 'existential Giallo' – a type of Italian thriller – is all about that look: Hannah’s repressed grief and unspoken confusion after her husband is imprisoned.

Her opposite number Dirk Bogarde once described it as "The Look": the mysterious, cat-like gaze of actress Charlotte Rampling’s grey-green eyes; deep wells of emotion and grief. Rampling was 71 when she made Hannah and her gaze may well be deeper than ever. 

Hannah’s world collapses in slow motion when her husband is imprisoned. Denying us and Hannah information, filmmaker Andrea Pallaoro puts us in her shoes – she refuses to face the facts. Pallaoro captures her life, precariously balanced between reality and denial, in carefully composed shots. 

The filmmaker described this work as an 'existential Giallo' – a type of Italian thriller. The tension lies not in what happened, but in what this elicits in Hannah’s mind; restrained behind Rampling’s eyes. Only during her acting lessons can Hannah tentatively express what lies hidden there.

Place: The Cinemas 2

Date: 12 April 2018

Time: 16:15

Duration: 1:13

Place: The Cinemas 1

Date: 13 April 2018

Time: 14:15

Duration: 1:13

Place: The Cinemas 5

Date: 14 April 2018

Time: 10:30

Duration: 1:13

Year in Festival
2018
Director
Andrea PALLAORO
Camera
Chayse Irvin
Cast
Charlotte Rampling
André Wilms
Stéphanie van Vyve
Simon Bishop
Country
Italy
Belgium
France
Editor
Paola Freddi
Language
English
Length
77'
Music
Michelino Bisceglia
Producer
Andrea Stucovitz
John Engel
Clément
Production Company
Partner Media Investment
Left Field Ventures
Good Fortune Films
Production Design
Marianna Sciveres
Sales
TF1 Studio
Scenario
Andrea Pallaoro
Orlando Tirado
Sound Design
Guilhem Donzel
Year of Production
2017
Andrea PALLAORO

Andrea PALLAORO (1982, Italy) received his BA from Hampshire College and his MA in Film Directing from the California Institute of the Arts. His short film Wunderkammer (2008) won six international awards and was selected for the official competition of over fifty film festivals around the world. His debut film Medeas (2013) had its world premiere in Venice. For this film, Pallaoro won Best Director in Marrakech and the New Voices/New Visions Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. Just like his previous film, Hannah (2017), world premiere in Venice, investigates the topic of alienation.

Filmography

Wunderkammer (2008, short), Medeas (2013), Hannah (2017)