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VALERIE AND HER WEEK OF WONDERS

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.

VALERIE AND HER WEEK OF WONDERS

Friday, November 29, at 7:30 pm.

Zebulon

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.

TALES OF ROHMER

Cinefamily is hosting an immersive look at Éric Rohmer’s six contes moraux, his decade-long run of “moral tales” which each have less to do with “morality” than the thoughts and behavior of a straying man—committed to one woman, attracted by another—who returns to his original love.

This week, the series begins with two short films—LA BOULANGÈRE DE MONCEAU (THE BAKERY GIRL OF MONCEAU, 1962; 26 minutes) and LA CARRIÈRE DE SUZANNE (SUZANNE’S CAREER, 1963; 60 minutes)—that never saw theatrical release, and continues with the feature-length LA COLLECTIONNEUSE (1967). Set on the Côte d’Azur and marked by an irresistable langour—described by Rohmer as a story of “l’amour par désoeuvrement” (love by idleness)—LA COLLECTIONNEUSE stars Haydée Politoff, a collector of men and an ideal image of nonchalance.

THE BAKERY GIRL OF MONCEAU and SUZANNE’S CAREER, Thursday, July 6, at 8 pm. (Doors open at 7 pm.)

ZEBULON, 2478 Fletcher Dr, Los Angeles.

After-party at Zebulon with DJs Mark Wright and Jessica Hardy from Décadanse Soirée.

LA COLLECTIONNEUSE, Saturday, July 8, at 5 pm.

CINEFAMILY, 611 North Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles.

 

Haydée Politoff in La Collectionneuse, directed by Éric Rohmer. Image credit: Mubi.

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