The Banishment


Dir. Andrey Zvyagintsev

Romania 2007 | Colour | 157 mins | Cert 12A | Drama

Cast: Konstantin Lavronenko, Maria Bonnevie

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.

Available on: DVD


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