Elsa imprisons Valerie, who then observes Elsa having sex with a man and then killing him, then attempting to seduce Orlík, who instead steals the earrings again. Cast. Get info about new releases, essays and interviews on the Current, Top 10 lists, and sales. After coming home from a Party gathering one night, a Czech official becomes convinced that he is about to be the subject of a political purge and tries to do damage control, while also dealing with his turbulent marriage. 1970 Jaroslava Schallerová Helena Anýzová Petr Kopřiva Jirí Prýmek Jan Klusák Libuše Komancová Karel Engel, Ester Krumbachová Vítězslav Nezval Jaromil Jireš, 瓦莱莉和她的奇迹一周, Valérie au pays des merveilles, Le fantasie di una tredicenne, Valéria e os Sonhos, Валери и неделя чудес, 73 mins 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. I am sure Valerie and Her Week of Wonders will stay with me for some time. Valerie herself is very Alice-like; sweet and innocent, with a childish curiosity…. Beautifully shot and backed by an unearthly and dreamlike score, Valerie and her Week of Wonders juxtaposes the celebration of a young girl’s metamorphosis into womanhood with her inevitable transition into being perceived as a sex object and symbol of lust, an obstacle of adulthood which every…. The film goes beyond the themes of war and anti-Nazism and concerns itself with man's struggle to preserve human dignity. , In 2006 members of New Weird America acts Espers, Fern Knight, Fursaxa and other musicians formed The Valerie Project. The Czech town of Slavonice was chosen as the main filming location, because of its preserved renaissance-era town centre. I think the best way to describe it is that it is to Witchfinder General what Midsommar was to The Wicker Man, and distinctive perspective switch towards similar stories, but changing the entire context of the subject it’s chasing.  Jaroslava Schallerová was chosen from 1,500 girls who auditioned for the role. valerie and her week of wonders ? Valerie's nascent sexuality puts her in great danger. , Many writers have cited similarities between the film and the work of English writer Angela Carter, who saw the film during its release in England. Disturbing crypto-pedo fantasy that reads like Charles Dodgson and Roman Polanski brainstorming on heavy doses of MDMA. When Valerie heals Richard, he reverts to being a monster and attacks her. But I love rewatching it every year or two to see if I can put the puzzle of themes…. In the final scene everyone dances around Valerie in the forest, while the virgins sing for her. Disguised as a young woman, Elsa introduces herself as a distant cousin and tells Valerie that her grandmother left suddenly. Fifteen years ... See full summary », Towards the end of 1942 a young prisoner Maruska (Magda Vásáryová) awaits in her cell in prison in Breslau (after war Polish Wroclaw) her execution. Krzyminska also noted that, although the film shared many similarities with soft-core pornographic films of the period, "it seeks a broader canvas in a blend of attributes drawn from both high and low culture." For the 1945 novel of the same name, see, Please expand the article to include this information. Cast & Crew. ★★★★½ 10. Points for:-cinnamon-tography (main reason I enjoyed it)-vampires-the message (I think) being that adults are crusty vampires and if you wanna have fun join the young people and their orgies-I think there’s a scene where one of the girls gets healed from being bit by a vampire by making out with Valerie so that’s cool, Negative points for:-child nudity?-incest rape scene?-what the fuck was going on, Review by Lou (rhymes with wow!) i don’t care that her mother was on set supervising. Report this film. 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. Orlík frees Valerie, returns her earrings, and confesses his love for her. Valerie frees Orlík and takes him to her house, avoiding his romantic intentions by blindfolding him, since she now thinks they're siblings.  Robert Nezval, son of the author of the novel Vítězslav Nezval, appears in the film as a boy with a drum. It’s an LGBTQ+ world and these are my other LGBTQ+ lists on Letterboxd: ➡️Minor Interest Films: In the Closet: A…, ArtsAmbition 1,642 films 5,281 79 Edit, Darren Carver-Balsiger 325 films 9,308 509 Edit, Movies made by auteur directors with a very arthouse sensibility, that happen to be genre movies (e.g. Check your sanity at the door, sit back, and enjoy the visual and psychological feast of Valerie and Her Week of Wonders. Inspired by fairytales such as Alice in Wonderland and Little Red Riding Hood, is a surreal tale in which love, fear, sex and religion merge into one fantastic world. When Klara becomes involved with a man that her sister loves, Viktoria begins to plot her murder. But then, via a collective classroom vision, ... See full summary ». Was a 2/4 before I realized there was naked 13 year olds portrayed sexually. During the dream…. ‘Valerie a týden divů’ on paper, the idea of a girl getting her first period & then finding herself in a fantasy land of vampires & witchcraft sounds like exactly the type of movie i would love... but the multiple ~sexy~ nude scenes of valerie (along with the attempted rape scene) completely destroyed the value of the film for me personally. Some scenes were shot in nearby Kostelní Vydří monastery. Dark stringy uterus lining.Tastes like iron.