‘Valley of Shadows’, the new film by Salvador Calvo starring Miguel Herrán

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‘Valle de somrbas’ is a thriller full of adventure that takes place in the landscapes of the Himalayan valley in India.

Valley of Shadows’ is the new film by director Salvador Calvo (‘1898. The Last of the Philippines’, ‘Adú’). A thriller full of adventure set in the landscapes of the Himalayan valley in India.

The actor Miguel Herrán, winner of the Goya Award for best new actor with the film ‘In exchange for nothing’, plays the protagonist of this survival story. The cast is completed by Susana Abaitua, Iván Renedo, Alexandra Masangkay along with Stanzin Gombo and Morup Namgyal.

Director Salvador Calvo, winner of the Goya for best new director for his first feature film, ‘1898. The Last of the Philippines’: he declares, “Valley of Shadows, is without a doubt the most ambitious project of my career, not only because of its subject matter but also because of its technical complexity. There have been many complications and logistical challenges at the production level: complicated permits in the Indian bureaucratic hornet’s nest, meteorological changes that made the filming plan continually rotate, snowfalls and avalanches that closed access and forced the routes to be varied, the high altitude, the harshness of the atmospheric conditions… etc. Even so, we have achieved thanks to a team, great professionally but also personally that has overcome obstacles thanks to its love for this profession and for this story. I want to highlight here the dedication of our protagonist Miguel Herrán, who has pulled the film from the first to the last frame with the same energy and enthusiasm”.

Produced by Javier Ugarte (La Terraza Films), Jaime Ortiz de Artiñano (Atresmedia Cine), Ikiru Films and El Reino de Zanskar AIE. The film will be distributed by Buena Vista International.


Himalayan Mountains, year 1999. Quique, Clara and little Lucas enjoy their first vacation together in northern India. One night, sleeping outdoors during a storm, they suffer a brutal attack by bandits. Hours later, Quique is rescued by a native and taken to a remote isolated village in the mountains. There, cut off and without the possibility of returning to civilization, he remains until the arrival of winter, which allows the formation of the only way out of the village: the frozen river. The way back, full of dangers, in the company of several children from the village, will test everything that Quique has learned during his stay in the heart of the Himalayas.