Move over, Carrie — THIS is the most insane movie ever made about getting your period! Everyone in the village wants Valerie’s earrings, including vampires, religious fanatics, hedonist lesbians, a traveling troupe of actors, and even her own grandmother… What a week indeed.
QUARANTINE FILM FESTIVAL - Tuesday, April 7th
VALERIE AND HER WEEK OF WONDERS
1970; dir. Jaromil Jireš; Jaroslava Schallerová, Helena Anýžová, Petr Kopřiva, Jiří Prýmek.
Streaming on Amazon Prime, iTunes, GooglePlay, YouTube, and Vudu.
An exquisitely crafted surreal fairy tale woven around sexual awakening, the film is also deeply anti-religious. Film professor Wheeler Dixon writes, “The film's brevity and its seductive mise-en-scène, make the film seem almost an outlaw project, or an act of social criticism designed to enforce atheism by embracing an anti-Catholic stance, particularly in relation to sexual morality.”