Synopsis

Nominated for the 2015 Cannes Palme d’Or, Guillaume Nicloux's Valley of Love is a poetic and poignant exploration of love and loss set in the blistering heat and alien beauty of Death Valley. Two of French cinema’s most prolific performers, Isabelle Huppert and Gérard Depardieu, reunite to play an estranged couple meeting for the first time in years. Their photographer son Michael has requested they visit a series of remote locations outlined in a note prior to his suicide six months earlier. Respecting their son’s wishes, they put their personal grievances to one side and proceed to confront the wounds of the past. With stunning César Award winning cinematography of the Californian desert, Valley of Love reignites the chemistry between Depardieu and Huppert, not seen on screen together since Maurice Pialat’s Loulou in 1980. These are tender and deeply felt performances rich with French cinematic history, as well as being some of the finest of both actors’ recent careers.

Director

Guillaume Nicloux

Cast

Isabelle Huppert: Isabelle Gerard Depardieu: Gérard Dan Warner: The couple (the man) Aurelia Thierrée: The couple (the woman)


Crew

Guillaume Nicloux: Director / screenplay Christophe Offenstein: Director of Photography Olivier Radot: Artistic Direction Olivier Dô Hùu: Sound Guy Lecorne: Editing Charles Ives: Music Anaïs Romand: Costumes

Details

Producers: Les Films du WORSO (Sylvie Pialat and Benoît Quainon) and LGM Cinéma (Jean Baptiste Dupont and Cyril Colbeau-Justin) Production year: 2015 DVD catalogue number: ART778DVD

Awards

Official selection, 2015 Cannes Film Festival
2016 César Awards nominee for Best Actress - Isabelle Huppert
2016 César Awards nominee for Best Actor - Gérard Depardieu
2016 César Awards nominee for Best Cinematography

Out now on DVD & on demand

GENRE: Drama

CERTIFICATE: 15

DIRECTOR: Guillaume Nicloux

CAST:
Isabelle Huppert: Isabelle
Gerard Depardieu: Gérard
Dan Warner: The couple (the man)
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CREW:
Guillaume Nicloux: Director / screenplay
Christophe Offenstein: Director of Photography
Olivier Radot: Artistic Direction
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DURATION: 92 Mins

COUNTRIES: France

LANGUAGES: English, French

AWARDS:
Official selection, 2015 Cannes Film Festival
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Reviews


  • “Mesmerising”

    Wendy Ide, The Observer


  • “Gérard Depardieu is irresistibly watchable”

    David Sexton, Evening Standard


  • “Masterful... a film that metes out its meaning judiciously and expertly”

    Allie Gemmill, CineVue


  • “Depardieu and Huppert are a captivating screen couple”

    Allan Hunter, Screen Daily


  • “Two actors at the heights of their powers”

    Paddy Kehoe, RTÉ


  • “Huppert and Depardieu are riveting”

    Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times

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Guillaume Nicloux

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