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7.9
/10
2,142 Ratings

Valerie and Her Week of Wonders

Valerie a týden divů

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

Synopsis

Young Valerie lives with her grandmother. She feels the first stirring of sexual awareness when a carnival parade comes to town and a man presents her with a pair of magic earrings. When her fantasy adventures begin, the line between dreams and reality starts blurring.

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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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Over the last 45 years, it has peeled off from its historical moment and been embraced by foreign audiences, who have kept it in circulation because of how irresistibly it combines some very soft-core delights with the trappings of horror. One of the pleasures of watching Valerie now, in fact, is seeing it through this bifocal lens: as the lyrical product of filmmakers who dodged certain limits on their freedom of expression, and as a semi-obscure cult film appreciated more wryly in the West.
June 29, 2015
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