BLUE VALENTINE

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BLUE VALENTINE

Derek Cianfrance
USA, 2009
Fiction, 114min, OF

BLUE VALENTINE

Derek Cianfrance
USA, 2009
Fiction, 114min, OF

Cast: 
Ryan Gosling
Dean
Michelle Williams
Cindy
Faith Wladyka
Frankie
Jerry John Doman
Jerry
Mike Vogel
Bobby
Marshall Johnson
Marshall
Screenplay: 
Derek Cianfrance
Joey Curtis
Cami Delavigne
Sound: 
Sebastian Henshaw
Camera: 
Andrij Parekh
Editor: 
Ron Patane
Jim Helton
Composer: 
Grizzly Bear
Decoration: 
Inbal Weinberg
Costume: 
Erin Benach

Production: 
Hunting Lane Films Silverwood Films
World Sales: 
Hyde Park International
Format: 
Video (Digi Beta)
Color

Narrated in flashback, between past and present, the film tells the story of love that is lost and found, of a couple on the brink. Dean and Cindy remember the best moments of their relationship as they give themselves one more night to try to save their rocky marriage. Blue Valentine is constructed on a series of contrasts: man/woman, love/hate, light/darkness, film/video, etc. This duality is reflected in the temporal structure of the film. I wanted the film to function like memory, with the past like long-term memory, and the present like short-term memory. I wanted to treat these dilations and ellipses in time on film. (Derek Cianfrance)