Blue Valentine
Filmfest 2011

"No movie I’ve seen at Sundance this year (2010) conjures the possibilities — or the current, gloom-and-doom marketplace environment — of independent film more powerfully than BLUE VALENTINE. A lushly touching, wrenching, and beautifully told story, directed by Derek Cianfrance with a mood of entwined romantic dreams and romantic loss, it stars Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams as Dean and Cindy, a young, semi-working-class couple who meet, fall in love, get married, raise a little daughter, and lose their spark, though not necessarily in that order. Among other things, the movie fractures time with elegant originality." Owen Gleiberman "This is what special films do, they affect you. BLUE VALENTINE uses its duality of setting — young and old, vibrant and cold, optimistic and tragic — to unleash wave after wave of emotion." Neil Miller, www.filmschoolrejects.com

tags: Feature film

Cast: Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, Faith Wladyka, John Doman, Mike Vogel

Credits

Director: Derek Cianfrance