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by Adriano Valerio


Bari, a city caught in the relentless economic crisis. Ivo is an agronomist, but the lack of opportunities pushes him to accept a job in the fertile region of Banat in Romania. Clara has just ended a relationship and is about to lose her job at the Bari harbor. Ivo and Clara meet by chance and seem to immediately understand each other. They spend only one night together before Ivo’s departure, but that is enough to create a bond and wanting to meet again. When Clara visit him in Romania, they fall in love. But is exile their only way to happiness?

international title: Banat (The Journey)
original title: Banat (Il viaggio)
country: Italy, Romania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Adriano Valerio
film run: 82'
screenplay: Adriano Valerio, Ezio Abbate
cast: Edoardo Gabbriellini, Elena Radonicich, Piera Degli Esposti, Stefan Velniciuc
cinematography by: Jonathan Ricquebourg
film editing: Catalin Cristutiu
art director: Maria Teresa Padula, Adrian Cristea
costumes designer: Sabrina Beretta, Angela Tomasicchio
music: Assen Avramov
producer: Mario Mazzarotto, Emanuele Nespeca
production: Movimento Film, Rai Cinema, Parada Film, Ars Digital, Kt Film & Media
backing: Mibact's Cinema DG, Media programme for development, Apulia Film Commission, Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, Jerusalem International Film Lab, Mediterranean Coproduction Forum of Bari


main awards/selection

Venice 2015
Critics' Week - In Competition

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