TF1 Studio has announced a raft of sales on Andrea Pallaoro’s intimate female portrait Hannah following Charlotte Rampling’s best actress win at Venice Film Festival.
The film has sold to Italy (I Wonder Pictures), Benelux (Imagine Films), Greece (Seven Films), Switzerland (Pathé), Japan (Aya Pro), Taiwan (Mirror Stage Films) and China (Time-In-Portrait Entertainment). As previously announced Paris-based distributor Jour 2 Fete has taken French rights.
Rampling stars as a woman undergoing an identity crisis, drifting between memory and present-day reality as she deals with life alone following the imprisonment of her husband.
After its successful premiere in competition at Venice, Hannah (which was originally titled The Whale) plays in the Contemporary World Cinema at Toronto before heading to Vienna and Stockholm film festivals.
Rampling is also in Toronto in Lisa Langseth’s Eurphoria, alongside Alicia Vikander and Eva Green.
Hannah is LA-based Italian filmmaker Pallaoro’s second feature after famiy drama Medeas, which premiered in Venice’s Horizons in 2013.
Pallaoro co-wrote the Hannah screenplay with long-time collaborator Orlando Tirado.
Producers on the film are Andrea Stucovitz at Italian company Partner Media Investment, John Engel at Brussels-based Left Field Ventures and Clément Duboin at Paris-based Good Fortune Films.