Logofb

Trailers...

  • When We Rise
  • Another Yeti a Love Story: Life on the Streets
  • Seventeen
  • Present Perfect: Thai Film
  • Apricot Groves
  • Chee and T
  • Die Beautiful
  • Marica Tú
  • Rebels on Pointe
  • Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin (The)
  • Just Charlie
  • Blue Years (The)
  • Tamara
  • Summertime
  • Cannabis
  • Deep Water
  • Enactone
  • Últimos Días en aa Habana
  • Objects of Love (The)
  • Constitution (The)
  • Pulse
  • Skins
  • Discreet
  • Fluidø
  • Close-Knit
  • Fantastic Woman (A)
  • Richard the Stork
  • Wild Mouse
  • 4 Days in France
  • Required Field
  • Those Who Make Revolution Halfway Only Dig Their Own Graves
  • Emo the Musical
  • Isla Santa Maria 3D
  • Paths
  • Bones of Contention
  • Uncontrolled Love
  • Live by Night
  • #resistayol
  • Mariela Castro's March
  • T2 Trainspotting

Valerie and Her Week of Wonders

Czech Republic, Czech, 77 mins

Original Title

Valerie a týden divu
  • Director: Jaromil Jires
  • Writer: Vítezslav Nezval; Jaromil Jires
  • Producer: Jirí Becka

CGiii Comment

When Britain was churning out Hammer Horrors...quietly, in a corner of Czechslovakia, Jires made this little diamond of a film.

The imagery, for its time, is stunning.

An atmospheric little wonder.


Trailer...

The(ir) Blurb...

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?

Cast & Characters

Jaroslava Schallerova as Valerie;
Helena Anyzova as Babicka / Elsa / Matka / Rusovl*ska;
Petr Kopriva as Orlik;
Jiri Prymek as Tchor-konstabl;
Jan Klusak as Gracian;
Libuse Komancova as Sluzka-novicka;
Karel Engel as Koci Ondrej;
Alena Stojakova as Hedvika;
Otto Hradecky as Statkar;
Martin Wielgus as Tchor-father;
Jirina Machalicka as Kvetinarka;
Michaela Klocova as Sluzka;
Zdenka Kovarova as Sluzka;
Bedriska Chalupska as Sluzka;
Robert Nezval as Muzikant

Leave a comment

Please login to leave a comment. Optional login below.