Valerie Boxshot
Valerie and Her Week of Wonders
Czechoslovakia 1970
Length / Main Feature: 73 minutes
Length / Special Features: 26 minutes
Sound: Original mono (restored)
Original aspect ratio: 1.33:1 full frame
Language: Czech
Subtitles: English
RRP: £12.99
buyRelease Date: 25th August 2008
Second Run DVD 035
Valerie and Her Week of Wonders mixes horror, fairytale, surrealism and Freudian symbolism to depict the fantastical world inhabited by a young girl on the threshold of adulthood. Haunting and dreamlike, beguiling and magical, the film is a work of pure imagination, and has become a cult classic.

With its stunning visuals and remarkable score, Valerie casts a powerful spell and is one of the most enduring and influential fantasies ever made

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Valerie and Her Week of Wonders Stills
Special Features
- Filmed Interview with Jaroslava Schallerová (Valerie).
- Newly filmed introduction by writer and film historian Michael Brooke.
- New digital transfer with restored image and sound.
- New and improved English subtitle translation.
- Optimal quality dual-layer disc.
- Booklet featuring a new essay by film programmer and author Peter Hames and an appreciation by Joseph A. Gervasi of Exhumed Films.

Jaroslava Schallerová - Valerie
Helena Anyžková - Grandmother / Elsa / Mother
Petr Kopřiva - Orlik (Eagle)
Jiří Prýmek - Tchoř/constable
Martin Wielgus - Tchoř/father
Jan Klusák - Gracian
Alena Stojáková - Hedvika

Directed by Jaromil Jireš

Screenplay - Jaromil Jireš and Ester Krumbachová
Adapted from the novel by Vítězslav Nezval

Cinematography - Jan Čuřík
Art Direction - Jan Oliva
Set and Costume Design - Ester Krumbachová
Music - Luboš Fišer
Editing - Josef Valušiak
Sound - Emil Poledník

"A collection of dream adventures, spurred by guiltless and poly-sexual eroticism. Virtually every shot is a knockout" Jonathan Rosenbaum

"Its overall effect is stunning" Time Out

"Surreal and, at times, achingly beautiful" All Movie Guide

"Once seen, Valerie is difficult to forget" Kinoeye


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