Directors’ Showcase / UK premiere

Betrayal (Izmena)

  • Kirill Serebrennikov /
  • Russia /
  • 2012 /
  • 115 mins

Franziska Petri, Dejan Lilic, Albina Dzhanabaeva, Arturs Skrastins, Andrei Shchetinin, Guna Zarina / Fiction / Russian

Discovering that their spouses are conducting an affair, a man and woman begin one of their own.

Not only betrayal, but sex, grief and a myriad of other facets of human relationships are explored in this gripping drama from Kirill Serebrennikov. A man goes for a medical check-up, and the female doctor recognises him as the husband of her husband’s lover. They attempt a revenge affair of their own, but events conspire against them. The story keeps twisting, but the shock revelations never get in the way of the convincing and profound characterisation. An elegant, powerful and alluring piece of pure cinema.

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