The Banishment

The Banishment

Winner of Best Actor (Konstantin Lavronenko) and nominated for the Palme d’Or at Cannes 2007.

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 Zvyaginstev (The Return, Leviathan, Loveless) confirms his position as an absolute master of style and mood with his award-winning and stunningly photographed story of masculine pride, morality and betrayal.

★★★★ “A powerfully atmospheric piece of cinema” - Derek Malcolm, Evening Standard

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Runtime 154 Minutes
Release date 2008
  • Certification: 12