Betrayal, a love story revolving around two strangers who find out that their partners are lovers, will be flying the flag for Russia at the world's oldest film festival in Venice.
The drama directed by Kirill Serebrennikov stars German actress, Franziska Petri, and Macedonian star Dejan Lilic.
Betrayal will be vying for the coveted Golden Lion award along with such heavyweights as Passion by Brian De Palma; Outrage: Beyond directed by Takeshi Kitano and Competition to the Wonder from Terrence Malick.
Last year the festival's top prize went to the creator of the ‘Russian Ark’, Aleksandr Sokurov, whose productions have been studied at film schools across the world.
The annual film extravaganza will run on the Lido from August 29 to September 8.