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Valley of Love

Isabelle and Gérard go to a strange appointment in Death Valley, California. Now divorced, they have not seen each other for years and are here to answer to an invitation from their son Michael, a photographer, which they received after his suicide, six months earlier. Despite the absurdity of the situation, they decide to follow the itinerary designed by Michael.

Appearing together on screen for the first time since Maurice Pialat’s Loulou (1980), Huppert and Depardieu make a captivating screen couple. The film has the quality of a fable, and draws on David Lynch, and in terms of its landscapes, Antonioni.