Two award-winning Belgian co-productions at La Mostra in Venice11/09/2017

The 74th edition of the Venice Film Festival ended on 9 September. Two films co-produced in Belgium won awards.

Hannah by Andrea Pallaoro, co-produced by Left Field Ventures, received an award for its lead actress, Charlotte Rampling, who won the Coppa Volpi for Best Actress.

Hannah is an intimate portrait of a woman losing her identity, drifting between denial and reality. Left alone and grappling with the consequences of her husband’s imprisonment, Hannah begins to reveal her true self. Through the exploration of her own identity and of self-control put to a considerable test, the film touches on theme of modern alienation, the difficulty of establishing relationships, and the boundaries between individuality, personal relationships, and societal pressures.

The film was produced by Partner Media Investment (IT) and Good Fortune Films (FR) in association with Rai Cinema, Casa Kafka Pictures, Take Five, To Be Continued, and Solo Five Production. Hannah received the support of Eurimages, Creative Europe, and the Belgian Federal Government’s Tax Shelter.

Nico, 1988, by Susanna Nicchiarelli and co-produced by Tarantula, received the Prix Orizzonti for Best Film.

Christa Päffgen, aka Nico, died in Ibiza at the age of 50 after a fall from her bicycle, a pink Graziella. She had become famous as Andy Warhol’s muse and became a rock legend by singing three songs with the Velvet Underground in 1966. Prior to that, she was a well-known model after her appearance in Fellini’s La Dolce Vita. Her beauty, as the photos and films show, was also legendary.

The film, produced by Vivo Film (IT) with Rai Cinema, is also co-produced with VOO and Be TV, with the support of Wallimage, Eurimages, the Belgian Federal Government’s Tax Shelter – Casa Kafka Pictures empowered by Belfius. The film was developed with the support of the European Union’s Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme.

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