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Jul 15, 2014 8:00 PM

Valerie and Her Week of Wonders

The screening of this film is a part of film serie Summer on the Roof.



(Valerie a tyden divu), 1970, 73 min dir. Jaromir Jires, music by Lubos Fiser, Jan Klusak


Inspired by fairy-tales such as Alice in Wonderland and Little Red-Riding Hood, "Valerie and her Week of Wonders" is a surreal tale in which love, fear, sex and religion merge into one fantastic world.


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?

 Information about all screenings in the Summer on the Roof 2014 series: http://new-york.czechcentres.cz/program/event-details/summer-on-the-roof1/

It would be hard to imagine films without songs and music as they follow the cinematography from its beginning. The songs play a prominent role in transmitting deep emotion of love and joy but also despair or revolt in a unique way that touches, opens or break down boundaries. This year’s selection of rooftop films reflects various tendencies in the use of music and songs revealing the different moods in the 20th Century.

We invite you to join us in this exciting journey through images and sounds! 

Screening on the rooftop of the Bohemian National Hall starts every Tuesday after dusk. Door opens at 8pm.

In case of bad weather films will be screened at the BNH indoor cinema at 8pm.

Films are in Czech with English subtitles. Program may be subject to change.
Curated by Kristyna Milde


Admission: $10, tickets available online at: www.bohemianbenevolent.org/index.php/ticket/buytickets

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Jul 15, 2014 8:00 PM


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