Valley of the Gods

Valley of the Gods


Lech Majewski

2019, 2 h 11 min

The film weaves together three narrative threads. The first one, an archaic legend of the Navajo Indians, talks about their land and gods who populate a valley, called the Valley of Gods, as rock monuments. The second one is the story of the wealthiest person, Wes Tauros, who experiments on himself with the possibilities offered by limitless funds. Suffering from a personal tragedy, Tauros lives hidden away from the world and makes a public appearance only from time to time. However, the person other people see is his double. The third story is that of the narrator, John Ecas, a writer working as a copywriter at Tauros’s company. His unrestrained imagination “improves” reality by transferring it to the world of fantasy. After a traumatic split from his wife and looking for a way out of a dead end, John starts writing his boss’s biography and accepts an invitation to his mansion. At this time Tauros’s company, which mines uranium ore, buys the Valley of Gods to bore tunnels through the sacred land. The shattered peace of Navajo ancestors makes the rocks give birth to an avenger.

written by Lech Majewski
directors of photography Lech Majewski, Paweł Tybora
music Jan A.P. Kaczmarek
production design Christopher R. Demuri, Lech Majewski
costume design Ewa Kochańska, Eva Minge, Carolyn Leone
make-up Dominika Dylewska, Greg Moon
sound Zbigniew Malecki, Lech Majewski
edited by Eliot Ems, Norbert Rudzik
casting by Mary Vernieu, Venus Kanani
cast Josh Hartnett, John Malkovich, Keir Dullea, Jaime Ray Newman, Berenice Marlohe, Joseph Runningfox, John Rhys-Davies, Steven Skyler, Saginaw Grant, Owee Rae, Tokala Black Elk, Marek Probosz, Cris D’Annunzio, John A. Lorenz, Lech Dyblik
production Angelus Silesius, Royal Road Entertainment
producers Lech Majewski, Filip Jan Rymsza
co-produced by Jan Harlan, Lorenzo Ferrari Ardicini, Carla Rosen-Vacher, Alyssa Swanzey, Marek Żydowicz, Silesia Film, Dolnośląskie Centrum Filmowe, Fundacja Tumult/Camerimage, Lumicon, Lightcraft, Ceta Film Studio, FINA
executive producers Olga Kagan, Małgorzata Domin, Peter Safran, Natalia Safran
production supervisors Dominika Mandla, Brooke Redmon
production managers Michał Kowalik, Zuzanna Lopes
co-financed by Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej
distributed by Vacat

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