Original title: Izgnanie
Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev
Cast: Konstantin Lavronenko, Maria Bonnevie
Romania 2007 | Colour | 157 mins | Drama
Avaliable on: DVD
Loosely based on a short story by American novelist William Saroyan, The Banishment is a powerful and atmospheric portrait of an unravelling marriage. Having left the city, Alex and Vera set up home with their children in a remote but idyllic-seeming country house. But then one day Vera makes a shocking confession, setting in motion a chain of events that will lead to tragedy. Acclaimed director Andrey Zvyagintsev confirms his position as an absolute master of style and mood with this award-winning and stunningly photographed story of masculine pride, morality and betrayal.