Une œuvre hiératique, souvent imposante et majestueuse qui malgré une apparente complexité dans les errements émotionnels et dramatiques des principaux personnages, au-delà d'une symbolique biblique largement présente, impose au spectateur sa rigueur morale et son déterminisme quelque peu chaotique sans réelle embrasure rédemptrice et lumineuse. www.cinefiches.com
The other sex represents the locus of the fault, of imperfection, of the unheard, of the unfulfilled. This fault can only be named by the other. More precisely there are two interpretations of Zvyagintsev's The Banishment: that which corresponds to the failed fulfillment of one's sex, to the failure to become the ideal of one's genus-- and that which is defined in relation to the ideal of the other genus. ↓read more↓
For me ,this is Andrey Zvyagintsev's best film so far.A film maker who wants his audience to interact with his work and not have to be told what to think! A director who is inspired by Antonioni,Bergman and Tarkovsky.His style may not be to everybodies taste,but to people who want film to challenge them occassionally,his a name to check-out and follow. "The Banishment" is a good starting point on the journey ahead.
As interesting as his debut film, Zvyagintsev's The Banishment introduces thoughts on 3 relationships: husband and wife, brother and brother, father and son. My full review is at http://moviessansfrontiers.blogspot.in/2007/12/51-russian-director-andrei-zvyagintsevs.html