Schroeder, Barbet - Valley (Obscured By Clouds) [blu-Ra (Uk Import)
Releasedatum: 14 februari 2011
THE VALLEY (Obscured by Clouds)
A Film by Barbet Schroeder
When Viviane (Bulle Ogier), a chic diplomat s wife, meets an intriguing adventurer (Michael Gothard) and his hippy friends in the wilds of Papua New Guinea different worlds collide. The group, led by enigmatic visionary Gaetan (Jean-Pierre Kalfon), convince Viviane to join their expedition in search of a mysterious uncharted Valley.
Barbet Schroeder s striking second feature explores the limits of experience as it journeys into the great unknown accompanied by Pink Floyd's wondrous soundtrack, later released as the album Obscured By Clouds.
Presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition
Director approved High Definition transfer from the original negative
Original and digitally restored optional endings (Blu-ray only)
Three ethnographic documentary shorts directed by Barbet Shroeder: Le cochon aux patates douces (1971, 8 mins) about the Mapuga tribe s feast of pigs with sweet potatoes; Maquillages (1971, 12 mins) which examines the different types of ceremonial make-up worn by the Mapuga tribe; Sing Sing (1971, 5 mins) on the ceremony of Sing Sing practised by Papua New Guinea s tribes
Theatrical trailers for Shroeder's The Valley, More (1969) and Maîtresse (1974)
Fully illustrated booklet with rare on-set photographs, newly commissioned essays and director interview
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