A girl on the verge of womanhood finds herself in a sensual fantasyland of vampires, witchcraft, and other threats in this eerie and mystical movie daydream. 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 director Jaromil Jireš is among the most beautiful oddities of the Czechoslovak New Wave. — Criterion Collection
This weekend’s screening of VALERIE—starring Jaroslava Schallerová in the title role—will be followed by a dance party with DJs from Reverberation Radio.
Friday, November 29, at 7:30 pm.
2478 Fletcher Drive, Los Angeles.
Jaromil Jireš, Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970), starring Jaroslava Schallerová. Images courtesy and © the filmmakers, actors, producers, distributors, and La Collectionneuse.