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1,863 Ratings

Valerie and Her Week of Wonders

Valerie a týden divů

Directed by Jaromil Jireš
Czechoslovakia, 1970
Drama, Avant-Garde, LGBT+


Valerie and Her Week of Wonders serves up an endlessly looping, nonlinear fairy tale, set in a quasi-medieval landscape. Ravishingly shot, enchantingly scored, and spilling over with surreal fancies, this enticing phantasmagoria from Jaromil Jireš is among the most beautiful oddities of cinema.

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Valerie and Her Week of Wonders Directed by Jaromil Jireš
It’s floridly lyrical, enraptured by the flow of water, the burst of sunlight, and the ripeness of flesh. It is, paradoxically, a portrait of budding sexuality that retains an innocent air.
October 11, 2015
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Consistently and humorously anticlerical, “Valerie” is a movie in which the old seek to prey upon the young.
July 02, 2015
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The movie’s vampires and animal masks and masochistic rituals often feel like weirdness for its own sake, divorced from any context that would make them compelling as more than superficial cult fodder.
July 01, 2015
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