Two of French cinema’s greatest stars – remarkably, sharing the screen for the first time in over 30 years – unite for this haunting and moving tale of love, loss, memory and the mystical.

Director: Guillaume Nicloux
Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Gérard Depardieu
Duration: 92 mins
Country of Origin: France

MMature themes and coarse language


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Valley Of Love

“Depardieu and Huppert have the tender complicity of war veterans bound together by old wounds and half-forgotten skirmishes. The affectionate rapport between the actors and their characters is evident in every scene. They are a captivating screen couple.”
Allan Hunter, SCREEN

2016 CÉSAR AWARD NOMINEE – BEST ACTRESS (Huppert), BEST ACTOR (Depardieu)
2016 CÉSAR AWARD WINNER – BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (Christophe Offenstein)
2016 LUMIÈRE AWARD NOMINEE – BEST ACTRESS (Huppert), BEST ACTOR (Depardieu)
OFFICIAL SELECTION – 2015 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL – IN COMPETITION
OFFICIAL SELECTION – 2015 BFI LONDON INTL FILM FESTIVAL

Two of French cinema’s greatest stars – remarkably, sharing the screen for the first time in over 30 years – unite for this haunting and moving tale of love, loss, memory and the mystical, which received its world premiere in Official Competition at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

The extraordinary Isabelle Huppert and an irrepressibly in-form Gérard Depardieu star as long-divorced actors who are forced out of their estrangement when they’re each summoned to Nevada’s Death Valley by a mysterious letter from their deceased son. Against this sublime backdrop, the couple’s past, doubts and their unresolved feelings play out in hotel rooms, restaurants and among the desert perspectives, as they move towards an unexpected epiphany that powerfully echoes Peter Weir’s Picnic At Hanging Rock.

Perfectly orchestrated by Guillaume Nicloux, the versatile director behind The Nun and The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq, this superb two-hander is touching, playful, grand and tender, as the two performers, partly playing versions of themselves, discover a new chemistry as they muse on the past, the present and their own changes, both spiritual and physical.

Visually beautiful and deeply resonant, VALLEY OF LOVE is a memorable cinematic duet played by major virtuosos.

Valley Of Love