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Program

Jan 28, 2011 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Valerie and Her Week of Wonders

When a 13-year-old girl crosses the threshold into womanhood, her life unfolds as a baroque saga of vampires, witchcraft, and mysticism. This mesmerizing celluloid poem has been described as a “Jodorowsky/Bergman co-production of a Grimm’s fairy tale.”

Valerie and Her Week of Wonders

Film screening at the Museum of Moving Image as a part of a series Recovered Treasures: Great Films From World Archives.

Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (Valerie a týden divů)
MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE
35 Ave at 37 St Astoria, NY 11106

Tickets and more info:

movingimage.us 
718.777.6800

Restored by the Czech Film Archive

Dir. Jaromil Jireš. 1970, 77mins, in Czech with English subtitles.

Jaromil Jireš (10 December 1935 in Bratislava – 24 October 2001 in Prague) was a prominent Czechoslovak New Wave filmmaker.
His 1963 film The Cry was entered into the 1964 Cannes Film Festival. His 1982 film Incomplete Eclipse was entered into the 33rd Berlin International Film Festival.
Another of Jireš' prominent works is The Joke, adapted from a novel by Milan Kundera.
Valerie and her Week of Wonders, set in the early nineteenth century, was based on a novel by Vítězslav Nezval and released in 1970. It is a film in a Gothic style concerning the onset of menstruation and the sexual awakening of a thirteen year old girl.

Date

Jan 28, 2011 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Organizer:

Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event


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