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Interview: Andrea Pallaoro - Hannah


Interview: Andrea Pallaoro – Hannah

Interview: Andrea Pallaoro – Hannah

Rare are the film narratives that place so much emphasis on the backstory without…divulging it. Rare in cinema do we find unflappable and muted septuagenarians absorbing the hurt derived by other people’s resolve. Formerly know as The Whale (the beached decomposing mammal in this portrait might be an allegory of sorts), Andrea Pallaoro‘s sophomore film is nothing short of a masterwork. During TIFF, Amir sat down with Andrea Pallaoro to discuss the inspiration, the choice of Venice Film Festival winning Charlotte Rampling as the film’s lead, the psychology of the character and her immediate environment and the influence of Chantal Akerman on this specific piece. Hannah is currently playing in some arthouse theatres stateside.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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