Is it ok to speak about illness with the most irreverent irony? Can the hope and desire to live take root in even the deepest pain? Can a descent to the underworld be transformed into a hymn to life? This story about Valter becomes a story about the many (too many) children who have become adults within a hospital. They have reckoned with the worst hardship and have brushed with death without losing the strength to fight for their lives much like a newborn who instinctively rises to the surface from under water.
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.
THE ORDER OF THINGS
TOver the last 10 years, the European Union has implemented a system to control the flow of clandestine immigration in collaboration with police in neighbouring states, who often have no respect for human rights. A task force of specialized police officers Frontex, manages this system. Corrado is one of them, one of the best actually. He is proud of his ability in managing very complex situations and he is obsessed by the necessity of keeping a functional order around himself, in his job, in his room, in his family, who lives in a rich town of Northern Italy.
The Italian Ministry of Interior involves him in a delicate European mission in the Libyan Desert. There, one night, Corrado meets Swada, a young Somali woman who left her warring country to go to Europe. One misfortune after another brought her to that corner of the desert. Corrado had never helped one of the people he is paid to stop. He gives her something to eat and drink, as well as directions to get out of there.
Corrado continues his work to strengthen the collaboration with the Libyan forces, but he will soon find himself at dramatic crossroads: respect his orders and state law or save Swada’s life.
PARTNER MEDIA INVESTMENT
Partner Media Investment was founded in 2006 by Andrea Stucovitz, who had a long experience in the cinema industry. Since then, it has produced theatrical films and documentaries, all international coproductions:
PMI is an independent production company that mainly focuses on arthouse projects.
In production: a film by Elisa Mishto.
In development: a film by Francesco Piras and an animation film by Egidio Eronico.