The Enclosed Valley is shot in Super-8 film. 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.
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I need to take the longest walk of my life... This work of art is more a lesson of film histoire and a « abstract » documentary about the creation of une oeuvre d'art than an visual class on geography and meteorology. It's like a voyage inside the head of a great creator or an ecological-cinéaste who dig (with cinema dispositifs) in his memory to find some motifs, light, ruins, sounds, effects, repetition, objects...
Cinema at its origins.Hence in the most unadulterated of forms,stripped bare of any semblance of meaning, a form of naked hyperrealism.A proto-political film that makes it imperative that whatever value we intend to attach to the images is simply a matter of perception. The use of sound is Bressonian, intercuts between musical notes and voice-over(inadequate term, even the possibility of correspondence is rejected).