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Film info: Blue Valentine, una historia de amor

Film Information

Original Title Blue Valentine, una historia de amor
English Title Blue Valentine
Director Derek Cianfrance
Year 2010
Format 35 mm
Colour Color
Duration 120 min
  • Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, Faith Wladyka, Mike Vogel
  • Guión: Derek Cianfrance, Joey Curtis, Camie Delavigne
  • Fotografía: Andrij Parekh
  • Montaje: Jim Helton, Ron Patane
  • Producción: Lynette Howell, Alex Orlovsky, Jamie Patricof


A couple’s weekend; their daughter is in her grandfather’s house; they have a free reservation pending in the town’s themed-hotel (the “futuristic” room appears to be the most tempting one). Due to those stupidly logic circumstances of marriage, Dean and Cindy’s future as a couple seems to be reduced to yet another night under the same roof. Derek Cianfrance builds his story of rusty love around that definitive situation, going through the recent decades of indie cinema all the way up to coming across the ghost of John Cassavetes. With a structure that challenges the typical linearity of stories about couples-who-are-not-in-love-with-each-other-but-stay-together-for-their-kids, the action in Blue Valentine goes back and forth through time, alternating different time lines to contrast all those dreams and promises that never come true. The surprising thing about it is that all these original narrative features seem tiny compared to the lead actors’ performances, which kind of reinforce the Cassavetian style.

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