Valery’s Week of Wonders

A highly stylized spectacle influenced by surrealism and motifs from fairy tales and decadent horror literature.

Valerie a týden divů
Czechoslovakia 1970
73 min.
12+
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Valerie, a Czechoslovakian teenager living with her grandmother, is blossoming into womanhood, but that transformation proves secondary to the effects she experiences when she puts on a pair of magic earrings. Now seeing the world around her in a different light, Valerie must endure her sexual awakening while attempting to discern reality from fantasy as she encounters lecherous priest Gracian, a vampire-like stranger and otherworldly carnival folk.

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Credits
Director: Jaromil Jireš
Based on: Vítězslav Nezval
Screenplay: Jaromil Jireš, Ester Krumbachová
Cinematography: Jan Čuřík
Music: Luboš Fišer
Editing: Josef Valušiak
Production Design: Jan Oliva, Ester Krumbachová
Producer: Jiří Bečka
Cast: Jaroslava Schallerová, Helena Anýžová, Petr Kopřiva, Jiří Prýmek, Martin Wielgus, Jan Klusák, Alena Stojáková
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