Belgium | 95 mins | French language | Cert
Please note that this screening will take place at the 1912 Centre – Next door to the Electric Palace.
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 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.
Charlotte Rampling is magnificent in HANNAH as a woman whose life falls apart after her husband’s imprisonment. Beautiful, elegant and heart-breaking film-making. Winner of Best Actress award at Venice Film Festival.
Charlotte Rampling (45 Years, Under the Sand, Red Sparrow) won Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival for her magnificent performance as HANNAH, a woman whose life falls apart as she drifts between reality and denial after her husband’s imprisonment. Beautiful, elegant and heart-breaking film making from Andrea Pallaoro (Medeas). A wrenching, intimate portrait of someone becoming disconnected from family, friends and society.
“Charlotte Rampling, still striking at 72, brings drama to Hannah’s lonely days and transforms an achingly average woman into a tragic figure.”
Alexandra MacAaron, Women’s voices for Change
“Those who think that the word “marvel” applies only to superheroes should steer clear of “Hannah.” But Rampling is a true marvel here, in every other sense of the word.”
Susan Wloszczyna, Washington Post
“Andrea Pallaoro’s ‘existential giallo’ is an exquisite exercise in slow cinema, following a woman forced to live with terrible doubts … Pallaoro plays the slow-cinema game with slick, calculating skill, but now flashes of serious substance can be glimpsed beneath the exquisitely steely style.”
Neil Young, Sight and Sound
“By making her quiet corner of the screen more captivating than the portions where people are yelling or screaming, it’s easy to see how Rampling won Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival.”
Dan Lybarger, Film Threat
“Mesmerizing, gripping, and profoundly moving. Charlotte Rampling gives a heartfelt, nuanced performance reminiscent of Delphine Serig’s understated performance in JEANNE DIELMAN. It’s one of the best films of the year thus far.”
Ari Offer, NYC Movie Guru
“Hannah plays out in long wordless takes often stripped of context and attains a discomfiting intimacy in its chilly examination of a woman coming undone.”
Derek Smith, Slant Magazine