Valerie and Her Week of Wonders [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray] [1970]

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Special Features

  • New 4k digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • Three early shots by Director Jaromil Jires: Uncle (1959), Footprints (1960), and The Hall of Lost Footsteps (1960)
  • New interview with Czechoslovak film scholar Peter Hames
  • Interviews from 2006 with actors Jaroslava Schallerová and Jan Klusák
  • Alternate 2007 psych-folk soundtrack to the film by the Valerie Project, with a new video piece on the music's origins
  • Plus: An essay by critic Jana Prikryl


Valerie and Her Week of Wonders
Valerie (Jaroslava Schallerová) is the young teenage girl who lives with her grandmother. She feels the first stirring of sexual awareness when a carnival parade comes to town. Eagle (Petr Kopriva) is the young man who presents her with a pair of magic earrings. Her fantasy adventures begin when she imagines she is the daughter of a bishop with a hideous visage. Her grandmother becomes a vampire. She pretends to be dead when a priest tries to rape her by swallowing one of the earrings. The line between dreams and reality is blurred in this surreal psychological fantasy. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi

Cast & Crew

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    Jaroslava Schallerová - Valerie
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    Helena Anyzková
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    Petr Kopriva - Eaglet
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    Jiri Prymek
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    Jan Klusak - Priest

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