Valley of Love

Valley of Love


Two famous actors - now a separated couple - receive a letter from their late son instructing them to reunite and complete a peculiar itinerary in Death Valley. Starring Gérard Depardieu and Isabelle Huppert. Selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.... More

"Isabelle (Huppert) and Gérard (Depardieu) have a strange appointment in Death Valley, California. They have not seen each other for years and are here to answer to an invitation by their son Michael, a photographer, which they received after his suicide, six months ago. Despite the absurdity of the situation, they decide to follow the programme designed by Michael." (Cannes Film Festival)Hide

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  • Guillaume Nicloux’s half-English language, semi-Lynchian movie has a divorced couple reunited after their son’s death, and features Depardieu’s best turn in years. Full Review

  • A French two-hander that's affecting and frustrating in equal measure. Full Review

  • If there’s a certain momentousness to the onscreen reunion of Isabelle Huppert and Gerard Depardieu — 35 years after Maurice Pialat’s “Loulou” — everything else in Guillaume Nicloux’s cryptic curio “Valley of Love” works strenuously against any mounting sense of consequence. Full Review