Blue Valentine is an intimate, shattering portrait of a disintegrating marriage.
On the far side of a once-passionate romance, Cindy (Michelle Williams) and Dean (Ryan Gosling) are married with a young daughter. Hoping to save their marriage, they steal away to a theme hotel. We then encounter them years earlier, when they met and fell in love—full of life and hope.
Moving fluidly between these two time periods, Blue Valentine unfolds like a cinematic duet whose refrain asks, where did their love go? Framing the film as a mystery whose answer lies scattered in time (and in character), filmmaker Derek Cianfrance constructs an elegant set of dualities: past and present, youth and adulthood, vitality and entropy. The rigor of his process is visible throughout the film. Eliminating artificial devices, he has only the truth of the characters to work with. Because Gosling and Williams bring amazing intensity and emotional honesty to their roles, the experience of connecting to these two souls becomes truly moving.—Sundance Film Festival
Derek Cianfrance began making movies at age 13. He later attended The University of Colorado where he studied under avant-garde film legends Stan Brakhage and Phil Solomon. His first three films, ‘Five O’clock Shadow’, ‘Raw Footage’, and Brother Tied (1998), won consecutive Goldfarb Awards for best film. Raw Footage went on to be awarded a Special Deans Grant for Achievement in the Arts, as well as The Independent Film Channel’s Award for Excellence in Student Filmmaking. He directed, wrote, shot, and edited his first feature, Brother Tied, at the age of 23. The film made its American premiere at The Sundance film festival where it was lauded as “one of the most striking American independent debuts in some time,” by The Guardian’s Jonathan Romney, and hailed a work of “visual genius,” by New York Newsday’s John Anderson. The film traveled to over 30 festivals and won international awards at 6, including The Orson Welles First Feature Film Award at Huntington, the Ecumenical Jury Award… read more
persone che ama. Il personaggio di lei é molto meno scandagliato. non si capisce perché diventa cosi distante nei suoi confronti, il regista non trasmette bene i sentimenti che la portano a respingerlo, quindi risulta odiosa e basta. lui ha un amore assoluto per lei, invidiabile !!! lei é noiosa e piu banale come essere, a parte la sua bellezza che giustifica tutto...
Un film girato molto bene su una relazione umana. interpretato benissimo dai due attori, che già si sapeva molto bravi. Io direi che comunque é Ryan Gosling che porta il film. La sua interpretazione e il suo pesonaggio straordinario. una persona intelligiente, ironica, brillante, sensibile, con un sacco di qualità, che non ha trovato il suo posto nel mondo ( perché non gli é interessato ), ma solo al fianco delle 2
A heartbreaking film of the highest sorts this painfully real film of the beginning & end of a marriage shows no clear-cut reasons for its dissolution but gives us glimpses of a million reasons. It was a very hard film to watch personally, with many moments, gestures, and phrases hitting home. The Cassavetes-inspired performances were raw & excellent but the ambiguous & frustrating ending almost left me cold.
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Like Bergman’s Scenes From a Marriage, Blue Valentine is an emotionally difficult film to watch. Even if you haven’t had your own difficult relationship(s), or been the product of… read review
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