by Joe Pettit, Jr.
During the opening credits of Barbet Schroeder's fable La Vallée, the camera swoops over a mysterious mountainous range dotted with trees. The landscape glows with an eerie greenish tinge. Most of the view is obscured by thick clouds. Meanwhile, the original musical score by Pink Floyd sets an ominous tone, and a voiceover narrates the myth of a valley hidden by veils of mist deep within the mountain range.
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