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20TH edition NOVEMBER 24 TO DECEMBER 2, 2023


Andrea Pallaoro

USA, Italy

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Director's Biography

Andrea Pallaoro was born in Trento, Italy, in 1982. He holds a BA from Hampshire College and MFA in film directing from the California Institute of the Arts. His debut feature film, Medeas (2013), had its premiere at the Venice Film Festival and won several awards from prestigious international film festivals, among them the Marrakech, Tbilisi, and Palm Springs International Film Festivals. His second feature, Hannah (2017), also premiered at Venice, in the Official Competition, where Charlotte Rampling received the Volti Cup for Best Actress. Hannah went on to receive many prestigious international awards, and was nominated for the César Award for Best Foreign Film.

Fri 18 / 19h00 / Salle des Ambassadeurs

In the presence of the film crew

An intimate portrait of Monica, a woman who returns home after a lengthy absence to confront the wounds of her past. Reconnecting with her mother and the rest of her family for the first time since she left as a teenager, Monica embarks on a path of healing and acceptance. Delving into Monica’s internal world and state of mind, her pain and fears, her needs and desires, the film explores universal themes of abandonment and forgiveness.

Director : Andrea Pallaoro
Producer : Gina Resnick, Christina Dow, Eleonora Granata Jenkinson, Andrea Pallaoro
Screenwriter : Andrea Pallaoro, Orlando Tirado
Cinematographer : Katelin Arizmendi
Production Designer : Andrew Clark
Editor : Paola Freddi
Sound : Mirko Perri

Trace Lysette, Patricia Clarkson, Emily Browning, Joshua Close, Adriana Barraza

Production Company : Variant Entertainment, Solo Five Production, Melograno Films


USA, Italy