Valley of Love

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Valley of Love
Valley of Love.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Guillaume Nicloux
Produced by Cyril Colbeau-Justin
Jean-Baptiste Dupont
Sylvie Pialat
Written by Guillaume Nicloux
Starring Gérard Depardieu
Isabelle Huppert
Music by Charles Ives
Cinematography Christophe Offenstein
Edited by Guy Lecorne
Les Films du Worso
Distributed by Le Pacte
Release date
  • 22 May 2015 (2015-05-22) (Cannes)
  • 17 June 2015 (2015-06-17) (France)
Running time
92 minutes
Country France
Language French
Budget $2.9 million[1]
Box office $1.2 million[2]

Valley of Love is a 2015 French film directed by Guillaume Nicloux, starring Gérard Depardieu and Isabelle Huppert. It tells the story of two famous actors who used to be a couple and had a son 25 years ago. They reunite after the son's death, and receive a letter asking them to visit five places in Death Valley, which will make the son reappear. It was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.[3][4] The film won the César Award for Best Cinematography at the 41st César Awards.[5]


Minor roles:

  • Aurelia Thierree as Katherine
  • Dan Warner as Paul
  • Dionne Houle as Hotel guest
  • Charlie Yoo as Hotel guest
  • Pete Whitney as Hotel guest
  • Megan Parlette as Dead woman
  • Cynthia Barr as Hotel employee


The film was produced through Les Films du Worso and LGM Cinéma, with co-production support from DD Productions, France 3 Cinéma and Belgium's Scope Pictures. It was pre-bought by Canal+ and received backing from the CNC, Soficinéma, Cinémage, Cofinova and Palatine Etoile Soficas. Filming in California began on 8 September 2014.[6]


The film was released in France on 17 June 2015.[7]


Award / Film Festival Category Recipients and nominees Result
Cannes Film Festival[3] Palme d'Or Nominated
César Awards[8] Best Actor Gérard Depardieu Nominated
Best Actress Isabelle Huppert Nominated
Best Cinematography Christophe Offenstein Won
Lumières Awards[9] Best Actor Gérard Depardieu Nominated
Best Actress Isabelle Huppert Nominated


  1. ^ "Valley of Love". JP's Box-Office. 
  2. ^ "Valley of Love". Box Office Mojo. 
  3. ^ a b "Complement to the Official Selection". Cannes Film Festival. 23 April 2015. Retrieved 23 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "Screenings Guide". Festival de Cannes. 6 May 2015. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  5. ^ "Cesar Awards: Philippe Faucon's Drama 'Fatima' Wins Best Film". Variety. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  6. ^ Lemercier, Fabien (2014-09-11). "Isabelle Huppert and Gérard Depardieu filming The Valley of Love". Cineuropa. Retrieved 2015-03-29. 
  7. ^ "The Valley of Love". AlloCiné (in French). Retrieved 2015-03-29. 
  8. ^ "'Golden Years,' 'Marguerite,' 'Dheepan,' 'Mustang' Lead Cesar Nominations". Variety. 
  9. ^ "Prix Lumières 2016 : Trois souvenirs de ma jeunesse et Mustang en tête des nominations". AlloCiné. 4 January 2016. 

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