Valerie a Týden Divu

Czechoslovakia, 1970 (Jaromil Jires; 1h 17m)

Inspired by fairytales 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.

Virtually every shot is a knockout – for comparable use of color, you’d have to turn to some of Vera Chytilova’s extravaganzas of the same period, such as Daisies and Fruit of Paradise. If you aren’t too anxious about decoding what all this means, you’re likely to be entranced.

Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
Date: June 21st, 2020
Time: 9:00pm
Finishes at: 10:20pm