Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970)
aka Valerie a týden divu
Genre: Surreal | Drama | Horror | Fantasy
Country: Czechoslovakia | Director: Jaromil Jires
Language: Czech | Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 | Length: 77mn
Bdrip H264 Mkv – 992×720 – 23.976fps – 2.64gb
A thief awakens Valerie, just 13, taking earrings left to her by her mother. By morning, the earrings have been returned, Valerie’s first period has begun, and a troupe and a missionary have arrived in her Medieval town. The thief is Orick; he reports to a cloaked constable who may also be the missionary. Attention to sexuality is everywhere: Valerie’s grandmother’s puritanical nature, the missionary’s sermon to the town’s virgins, the parish priest’s attempt to seduce Valerie, and lusty adults at play. Valerie’s nascent sexuality puts her in great danger. Can she navigate the passage from innocence to experience, a route teaming with vampires, a murderer, and an obscure family tree?
“Valerie and Her Week of Wonders” is a wonderfully surreal and hallucinatory horror/fantasy tale made by Jaromil Jires. This poetic film looks like a curious mixture of “Alice in Wonderland” and “Nosferatu”. The film itself is loaded with incredibly dreamy atmosphere as it mixes perfectly fantasy with reality.The main actress Jaroslava Schallerova is stunningly beautiful.