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Banat

Ivo (35) and Clara (30) come from the same city, Bari, a place that is caught in relentless economic crisis.

 

Ivo is an agronomist, and a lack of opportunities in Italy pushes him to accept a job offer in Banat, a fertile region of Romania. Clara has just come out of a long relationship and is about to lose her job at the Bari harbor.

 

Ivo and Clara meet by chance and seem to immediately understand one another, having found themselves at similar points in their lives. They spend only one night together before Ivo’s departure, but it’s enough to create a strong bond between them and leave them with the desire to meet again when Clara unexpectedly decides to visit him in Romania they quickly fall in love.
But is this exile actually their only way to happiness?

 

The film premiered at the 2015 Venice Film Festival's Critics' Week.

 

This is a released/to be released project.

 Writer & Director: Adriano Valerio
 Producer: Emanuele Nespeca

 

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