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The Valley (first feature)

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The Valley (La valle delle ombre)

The Valley (La valle delle ombre)

The Valley (La valle delle ombre)

original title:

LA VALLE DELLE OMBRE

directed by:

cast:

Teco Celio, Andrea Osvart, Jean-François Balmer, Donatella Bartoli, Mari Töröcsik, Milán Vajda, Sebastiano Galeppi, Péter Kokics, Jean - François Balmer, Diego Gaffuri, Miklós B. Székely, Michele Andrei, Hunyadkürty György

cinematography:

Francisco Gózon

editing:

Peter Politzer

set design:

costume design:

music:

Paul Glass

producer:

Viviana Queirolo, Áron Sipos

production:

Downtown Pictures, Riforma Film (Ch), Focus Film (Hu), in collaboration with Rtsi, Archangel Film

country:

Switzerland/Italy/Hungary

year:

2009

film run:

95'

format:

35mm - colour

festival & awards:

Matteo, a boy from the city, goes to visit his grandfather in a secluded mountain village, where he meets his cousin Lidia and three local boys. The kids begin to explore the surrounding nature and start playing a dangerous game. Each of them tells a frightening story, evoking obscure mysteries, rooted in the past of the valley. Those horrifying tales, accurately structured in a time progression, put Matteo and the other kids in a growingly vulnerable state of mind, in which fear will make its part bringing those evil spirits of the past into reality. “The Valleys of Fear” is a dark fairy tale that takes us in a journey through ancient rural worlds, filled with magic and superstition, in which evil and the dark sides of nature prevail.