The Cannes-bound project is based on Ken Scott’s adaptation of the post-WWII non-fiction book by Karen Levine.


Hana’s Suitcase centres on a survivor and entrepreneur who must revisit memories of Auschwitz and discuss his sister’s fate to help a passionate educator create a Holocaust exhibit.

Producing the Canada-German co-production are Christian Larouche of Christal Films, Scott through his Cinemascott Productions banner, and Henning Molfenter of Babelsberg Film. Maxime Vanasse will serve as executive producer.

Ascot Elite holds German-speaking rights.

The project was originally created as a radio documentary by Levine, who turned it in a book.

Seville International represents worldwide rights.