La vallee close / The Enclosed Valley (1995) DVD9
For over twenty years, Jean-Claude Rousseau built one of the most singular works of French auteur cinema at the crossroads of the intimate, documentary and fiction. His radical approach closer to the cinema of Jean-Marie Straub and Daniele Huillet, who admired and supported. La Vallee close, perhaps the most beautiful of his films won the Documentary Film Festival in Belfort in 1999.

There is no dialogue and almost all of the "action" appears to be natural, as if the camera was just set up and left to run, with no pans, zooms or motion at all. There are a few basic scenes, each of which is repeated throughout, though always slightly altered; tourists visiting a cave which appears to be the titular Valley; a man in a hotel room talking on the phone; shots of streams, mountains, etc.; a cafe along the river, and shots of the interior of a decaying apartment building.

DVD9 | PAL 4:3 | 02:22:24 | 6.49 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Francais
Subtitles: English, Japanese
Genre: Documentary

Director: Jean-Claude Rousseau
Country: France

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