Valley of Shadows (2017) - Rotten Tomatoes

Valley of Shadows (2017)




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Between the sea and the mountains in a small village in Norway, Aslak (6) lives with his mother Astrid. In a quest for answers, Aslak ventures into the menacing forest. Is what happens on his journey merely a boy's imagination or is it reality?


Critic Reviews for Valley of Shadows

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (2)

While the imagery is influenced by a wide range of artists from Gustave Doré to Norwegian landscape painter Lars Hertervig, "Valley" is completely modern in design even as its concept remains timeless.

November 22, 2017 | Full Review…

There's real confidence in the filmmaking, creating a shadowy world that washes over you, in which a boy gets lost in his nightmares, perhaps learning that the monster all children fear is a force to be protected.

September 15, 2017 | Full Review…

An intriguing if rarely completely successful piece of work...

October 4, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The cinematography of Marius Matzow Gulbrandsen is so beautifully framed and textured that it's possible, during the most mesmerizing stretches, to believe that Valley of Shadows is a great debut.

September 28, 2017 | Full Review…

The title Valley of Shadows speaks to its diaphanous nature, a difficult to pin down, ephemeral tale that nonetheless speaks to a greater illumination that helps cast its form.

September 20, 2017 | Full Review…

Beautifully shot and scored, this deliberately paced mood piece should not be missed.

September 18, 2017 | Full Review…

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