Valley of Shadows

Genre Drama
Length 91 min
Production year 2017
Nationality Norway
Director Jonas Matzow Gulbrandsen
Script Jonas Matzow Gulbrandsen & Clement Tuffreau
Producer Alan R. Milligan
Executive producer Tom Erik Kjeseth & Alexander Hagerup
Co-producer Stine Blichfeldt, Terez Hollo-Klausen, Lars Leergaard Maarøy & Olav Mellgren
Starring Adam Ekeli, Lennard Salamon, Kathrine Fagerland, Jone Hope Larsen & John Olav Nilsen
Director of photography Marius Matzow Gulbrandsen
Production design Maria Håård
Costume design Sofie Rage Larsen
Editor Mariusz Kus
Sound design Hugo Ekornes
Composer Zbigniew Preisner
Festivals Toronto International Film Festival – Discovery
Sao Paulo International Film Festival
Rome Film Fest – Official Selection
Pingyao Film Festival
Premiere Plans Angers – Official Selection
Tromsø International Film Festival – Critic’s Choice
Istanbul International Film Festival

Between the sea and the mountains in a small village in Norway, Aslak (6) lives with his mother Astrid. A tragic event occurs that Aslak can’t quite understand and Astrid struggles to handle. In a quest for answers, Aslak ventures into the menacing forest behind his house. Is what happens on his journey merely a boy’s imagination or is it reality?

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