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Banat

Ivo is an agronomist; pushed by the lack of opportunity in Bari, he accepts a job offer in Banat, a fertile region of Romania. Clara works at renovating boats in the Bari harbor, and is at the end of a long and difficult relationship. Ivo and Clara meet at the apartment he’s leaving and which she’s renting. They instinctively connect, being both at a turning point of their lives. The night they spend together before Ivo’s departure is enough to spark a  strong feeling and the desire to meet again. When Clara is fired from her job, she decides to visit Ivo in Romania. Their love is budding on the background of disorientation in this  foreign land and the uncertainty of their future. But is this exile their only way to happiness?

 


 

a Movimento Film & Rai Cinema production co-produced with Ars Digital, Parada Film, Kt Film & Media & EZ Films present:

 

 

Banat, by Adriano Valerio ( Italy-Romania-Bulgaria-Macedonia 2015 )

•  Venice Film Festival 2015 – Critics’ Week

“a slow-burning, delicate vehicle in which angst and alienation is dressed up in a very warm and evocative hue — with the visual poetry punctuated by nods about the harsh economic realities at the fringes of Europe today” by The Hollywood Reporter.

 


 

Materials

 

Banat - Press Kit (590.6 KiB)

Banat - Photos (77.7 MiB)

Banat - HD Poster (373.2 MiB)

 


 

Festivals

 

• Venice Film Festival 2015 – Critics’ Week – Italy ( September 2015 )

• Manaki Brothers Film Festival – Macedonia ( September 2015 )

• Busan International Film Festival – South Korea ( October 2015 )

• Warsaw International Film Festival – Poland ( October 2015 )

• Detour Film Festival – Italy ( October 2015 )

• Festival del Cinema Indipendente Foggia – Italy ( October 2015 )

• Festival du film Italien de Villerupt – France ( November 2015 )

• Tirana International Film Festival – Albania ( November 2015 ) [ Best Cinematography Award ]

• Kolkata International Film Festival – India ( November 2015 )

• Immaginario Festival Perugia – Italy ( November 2015 )

• Corto Dorico Film Festival – Italy ( December 2015 )

• Goteborg International Film Festival – Sweden ( January 2016 )

• Palm Springs International Film Festival – USA ( January 2016 )

• Trieste Film Festival – Italy ( January 2016 ) [ Salani Award ]

• Louxor European Film Festival – Egypt ( February 2016 ) [ Silver Award ]

• Italian Institute in Russia Film Screenings – Russia ( February 2016 )

• Sofia International Film Festival – Bulgaria ( March 2016 )

• Festival Cinéma Alès – Itinérances – France ( March 2016 )

• Festival International du film d’Aubagne – France ( March 2016 )

• ESTE Film Festival – Romania ( March 2016 )

• Istanbul International Film Festival – Turkey ( April 2016 )

• Washington DC International Film Festival – USA/DC ( April 2016 )

• Bari International Film Festival – Italy ( April 2016 )

• Cinéma du Panthéon – France ( May 2016 )

• European film festival Timisoara – Romania ( May 2016 )

• L’Aquilla Film Festival – Italy ( June 2016 )

• Open Roads New Italian Cinema Film Festival – USA/New York ( June 2016 )

• Epernay Film Festival – France ( June 2016 )

• Magna Graecia Film Festival – Italy ( June 2016 )

• Visionaria International Film Festival – Italy ( July 2016 )

• Ortigia Film Festival – Italy ( July 2016 )

• Gallio Film Festival – Italy ( July 2016 )

• Social World Film Festival – Italy ( July 2016 ) [ Best Film Award ]

• Cinema in Piazza Film Festival – Italy ( July 2016 )

• Bobbio Film Festival – Italy ( August 2016 )

• Mantova Film Festival – Italy ( August 2016 )

• Otranto Film Fund Festival – Italy ( September 2016 )

• Festival du cinéma italien d’Annecy – France ( September 2016 )

• Bulgarian Feature Film Festival Golden Rose – Bulgaria ( September 2016 )

• Saint Louis International Film Festival – USA/Missouri ( November 2016 )

• Musem of Contemporary Art in Roskilde – Denmark ( December 2016 )

• Vancouver Italian Film Festival – Canada ( January 2017 )

• Istanbul Pera Muzesi Film Festival – Turkey ( January 2017 )

• Festival de Tours Viva il Cinema – France ( March 2017 )