9th edition: 21 April – 26 April 2020

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 (1982, Italië) ontving zijn BA van het Hampshire College en zijn MA in filmregie van het California Institute of Arts. Zijn korte film Wunderkammer (2008) won zes internationale prijzen en werd vertoond op meer dan vijftig filmfestivals wereldwijd. Zijn debuutfilm Medeas (2013) ging in wereldpremière in Venetië. Voor deze film won Pallaoro Beste Regie in Marrakech en de New Voices/New Visions Award op het Palm Springs International Film Festival. Net als zijn vorige film onderzoekt Hannah (2017), wereldpremière in Venetië, het thema vervreemding.

 

Filmography

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