Hannah Ha Ha
Original Title: Hannah Ha Ha
Country, year: Stati Uniti, 2022
Out of competition: no
Director: Jordan Tetewsky, Joshua Pikovsky
Cast: Hannah Lee Thompson, Roger Mancusi, Avram Tetewsky, Charlie “Chaspooley” Robinson, Betsey Brown, Jake Stern, Petr Favazza, Peter Cole, Alex Robertson, Chuck Fazzio, Pavel Zakharov, Pin Southard, Matthew Danger Lippman, Arden Yonkers, Shawn Kenner, Brett Shostek, Anatoly Pikovsky
Screenplay: Jordan Tetewsky, Joshua Pikovsky
Photography: Jordan Tetewsky, Tamur Qutab (fotografia aggiuntiva / additional cinematography)
Film editing: Jordan Tetewsky, Joshua Pikovsky
Music: Arden Yonkers
Production: Fair Oaks Entertainment, Papertree Pictures
Location: Cinema Centrale | Date: 25/09/2022 Time 15.00
Lungometraggio | –
Hannah, a kind-hearted townie, finds herself torn by the influences and opinions of those around her. She spends her days caring for her aging father and doing various odd jobs around her hometown. She has a small circle of friends and maintains a quiet, contented existence being useful in her community, which includes a charming movie theater attendant, a gruff Russian mechanic, and her hippie uncle, whose midnight radio show monologues comfort the lonely souls in town.
Paul, Hannah’s driven and career-oriented older brother, has recently moved to the area to be closer with his family. After a pleasant start to his first stay with his family in many years, some tension begins to build as old sibling dynamics re-emerge. He is disappointed in his sister’s lack of progress, and presses her to strive for more, particularly as her 26th birthday looms and her coverage under her father’s healthcare will lapse. What better time to start a “real job”?
While somewhat good intentioned, his misplaced advice and unsolicited impositions push his less-assured sister into a minimum wage job that provides minimal benefits and tenuous promise of career advancement. Buffeted by the strong personalities and influences surrounding her, she struggles to make sense of the choices that have moved her further from her community and her sense of purpose. As she works long night shifts at an alienating and oppressive job, she begins to question if this is truly the path she needs to take.
- Slamdance Film Festival: Narrative Features Grand Jury Winner and Outstanding Performance (Hannah Lee Thompson)