Tuesday lectures by Jon Cates! Film Series : The Western: How It Was Never One

The Dark Valley

Das finstere Tal

2014, Andreas Prochaska, Austria/Germany, 114 min. With Sam Riley, Tobias Moretti.

Show Times

  • Fri, Oct 12th 3:45pm
  • Tue, Oct 16th 6:00pm

"A visually sumptuous spectacle…a starkly beautiful palette worthy of a Dutch Master." - Stephen Dalton, Hollywood Reporter

A remote valley high in the Austrian Alps provides a stunning background for this period revenge Western with a European twist. Director Prochaska (DEAD IN 3 DAYS), a longtime editor for Michael Haneke, has a sure handle on the dark tale based on Thomas Willmann's 2010 bestseller. A taciturn photographer (Riley) from far-off America rides into a forsaken hamlet with a dirty secret that will challenge the brutal rule of a self-styled godfather and his six thuggish sons. Winner of the Audience Award at the 2015 Chicago European Union Film Festival. In German with English subtitles. DCP digital widescreen. (BS)

Tuesday lecture by Jon Cates, Associate Professor of Film, Video, New Video and Animation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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