Born in Trento, Italy in 1982, Andrea Pallaoro holds an MFA in Film Directing from the California Institute of the Arts and a BA from Hampshire College. His first feature film, Medeas, starring Catalina Sandino Moreno and Brian O’Byrne, premiered at the 70th Venice Film Festival and won several awards at prestigious international film festivals including Marrakech, Tbilisi, Palm Springs, and CamerImage. Hannah, Pallaoro’s second feature film, starring Charlotte Rampling, world premiered in the Official Competition of the 74th Venice Film Festival where Ms. Rampling won the Coppa Volpi for best actress.
Hannah went on to receive many prestigious international awards and recognitions including a César nomination for best foreign film. Pallaoro has served on the juries of prominent world-renowned film festivals including Venice, Chicago, and Black Nights - Tallinn. He lives between Los Angeles and New York City.