The Whale is a merciless, yet compassionate, lyrical, and daring character study of Hannah, a Polish woman in her sixties, as she copes with loss and self doubt about the incarceration of her husband. As Hannah’s persistent denial reveals itself against a general truth, her reality becomes increasingly unhinged. Through the exploration of Hannah’s compromised sense of identity and self-control, the film investigates contemporary alienation – the human struggle to connect – and the boundaries between individual identity, couplehood, and society.



Directed by: Andrea Pallaoro

Written by: Andrea Pallaoro and Orlando Tirado

Genre: Psychological Drama

An Italian-Belgium-French coproduction

Produced by: Andrea Stucovitz

Co-producer: John Engel – Clement Duboin

Executive Producer: Christina Dow – Dominique Marzotto

With the support of MIBACT, Eurimages, Federation Wallonie-Bruxelles, Creative Europe

In association with RAI Cinema, Solo Five Productions, Lorand Entertainment, To Be Continued, Jour 2 Fete, Tf1 Droits Audiovisuel

International distribution: Tf1 International

Starring: Charlotte Rampling

Cinematographer: Chayse Irvin

Duration: 100’

Ratio format: 2:35

Language: English/French

Delivery 2017