Films

Hannah

Hannah

Synopsis

Director

"Hannah" is the intimate portrait of a woman’s loss of identity as she teeters between denial and reality. 

Left alone grappling with the consequences of her husband's imprisonment, Hannah (Charlotte Rampling) begins to unravel. Through the exploration of her fractured sense of identity and loss of self-control, the film investigates modern day alienation, the struggle to connect, and the dividing lines between individual identity, personal relationships, and societal pressures. 

""Hannah" explores the inner torment of a woman in denial, trapped by her own sense of loyalty and devotion, paralyzed by her insecurities and dependencies.  Hannah's struggle touches me deeply, maybe because I sense how unforgiving the world can be towards her, or maybe because I see in her certain parts of myself. What I know is that with this film I wanted to feel close to her, to hold her hand, to empower her, to reassure her.  More than anything, I wanted the world to see her, to sense her grief, and to witness her struggle to define herself anew, alone."

Andrea Pallaoro, film director

Andrea Pallaoro

(b. 1982 Trento, Italy) graduated in directing from Hampshire College and from the California Institute of the Arts. His first short film, “Wunderkammer” (2008), was presented at over fifty film festivals. His debut feature film, “Medeas” (2013), premiered at the Venice Film Festival. The film won him the Best Director Award at the Marrakech Film Festival and the New Voices/New Vision Award in Palm Springs. “Hannah” (2017), his second feature film, was screened at the Venice and Toronto film festivals.

Filmography

  • Medeas (2013)
  • Hannah (2017)

Schedule

30.11.2017
18:30 - 20:26
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 2
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 140101
Guests (1)
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Movie guests:  Director Andrea Pallaoro
01.12.2017
18:30 - 20:26
Tallinn, 
Apollo Kino Solaris
Hall 3
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 151001
Guests (1)
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Movie guests:  Director Andrea Pallaoro
03.12.2017
18:45 - 20:21
Tallinn, 
Kino Artis
Hall 1
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 171303
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Screenings with guests might end later than expected.

Programme

Panorama

Film info

Countries: Italy, Belgium, France
Year: 2017
Duration: 96 minutes
Language: French
Director: Andrea Pallaoro
Producers: Andrea Stucovitz, John Engel, Clément Duboin
Writers: Andrea Pallaoro, Orlando Tirado
DOP: Chayse Irvin
Montage: Paola Freddi
Composer: Michelino Bisceglia
Cast: Charlotte Rampling, André Wilms
Productions: Partner Media Investment, Left Field Ventures, Good Fortune Films
Festivals: Venice (Best Actress - Charlotte Rampling), Toronto, Reykjavik, Chicago, Warsaw

Synopsis

Director

"Hannah" is the intimate portrait of a woman’s loss of identity as she teeters between denial and reality. 

Left alone grappling with the consequences of her husband's imprisonment, Hannah (Charlotte Rampling) begins to unravel. Through the exploration of her fractured sense of identity and loss of self-control, the film investigates modern day alienation, the struggle to connect, and the dividing lines between individual identity, personal relationships, and societal pressures. 

""Hannah" explores the inner torment of a woman in denial, trapped by her own sense of loyalty and devotion, paralyzed by her insecurities and dependencies.  Hannah's struggle touches me deeply, maybe because I sense how unforgiving the world can be towards her, or maybe because I see in her certain parts of myself. What I know is that with this film I wanted to feel close to her, to hold her hand, to empower her, to reassure her.  More than anything, I wanted the world to see her, to sense her grief, and to witness her struggle to define herself anew, alone."

Andrea Pallaoro, film director

Andrea Pallaoro

(b. 1982 Trento, Italy) graduated in directing from Hampshire College and from the California Institute of the Arts. His first short film, “Wunderkammer” (2008), was presented at over fifty film festivals. His debut feature film, “Medeas” (2013), premiered at the Venice Film Festival. The film won him the Best Director Award at the Marrakech Film Festival and the New Voices/New Vision Award in Palm Springs. “Hannah” (2017), his second feature film, was screened at the Venice and Toronto film festivals.

Filmography

  • Medeas (2013)
  • Hannah (2017)