Banat (The Journey), originally titled Banat (Il viaggio), is a 2015 Italian-Romanian-Bulgarian-Macedonian drama film written and directed by Adriano Valerio, at his feature film debut. It premiered in the International Critics’ Week section at the 72nd edition of the Venice Film Festival.


Ivo, an agronomist from Brindisi and with no job opportunities, agrees to move to Banat, a region of Romania, where he has just been hired by local farmers. Here he will be joined by Clara, a boat restorer, met just before leaving Italy. The two will embark on a journey to rediscover themselves that will lead them to discover new horizons.

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    director Adriano Valerio
    genre drama
    keywords local farmers new horizons
    musicBy Assen Avramov