The Valley (Obscured by Clouds) & More Double Feature!
With soundtracks by Pink Floyd!
Discussion between films with director Barbet Schroeder and actress Bulle Ogier.
Presented by the American Cinematheque and the French Film and TV office, Consulate General of France, Los Angeles. Special thanks to TV5MONDE, now streaming the best of French-language films online with Sling TV. Read writer Susan King's interview with Barbet Schroeder on our blog here: bit.ly/2vUcBcl
Discussion between films with director Barbet Schroeder and VALLEY actress Bulle Ogier, moderated by Jim Hemphill.
THE VALLEY (OBSCURED BY CLOUDS)
1972, Janus Films, 106 min, France, Dir: Barbet Schroeder
Viviane (Bulle Ogier) is in New Guinea looking for rare feathers when she meets four European hippies on a quest to find a mythical valley paradise. Joining the quartet, Viviane embarks on a journey of self-discovery, encountering free love, psychedelic drugs and indigenous Mapuga tribesmen along the way. Featuring gorgeous cinematography by Néstor Almendros and an appropriately enigmatic soundtrack by Pink Floyd.
1969, Janus Films, 116 min, West Germany/France/Luxembourg, Dir: Barbet Schroeder
Director Barbet Schroeder’s stunning portrait of the dark underbelly of the ’60s sex-and-drugs revolution is like a Velvet Underground song on film: Mimsey Farmer stars as the gorgeous, Edie Sedgwick-like junkie princess who draws German drifter Klaus Grunberg into her sunlit world of Euro beach parties, retired Nazis and heroin fixes. With a brilliant, sinister score by Pink Floyd that perfectly captures the dreamy paranoia of Schroeder’s early masterpiece.
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