Valerie and Her Week of Wonders
Director: Jaromil Jires Run Time: 85 min. Format: Digital Rating: R Release Year: 1970 Language: Czech with subtitles
Starring: Alena Stojáková, Helena Anýzová, Jan Klusák, Jaroslava Schallerová, Jirí Prýmek, Karel Engel, Libuse Komancová, Martin Wielgus, Otto Hradecký, Petr Kopriva
VALERIE AND HER WEEK OF WONDERS is a strange, beautiful, and surreal exploration of a young woman coming of age.
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.