Valley of Love

Valley of Love

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
Cinematography Christophe Offenstein
Edited by Guy Lecorne
Les Films du Worso
Distributed by Le Pacte
Release dates
  • 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 at 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]



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


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