Imported 35mm print! Valerie and Her Week of Wonders is a dream within a dream that follows 13-year-old Valerie’s sexual awakening, treating the subject with rare sensitivity. A milestone of the Czech New Wave, this film combines elements of fantasy, horror, and surrealism to animate its depiction of Valerie’s coming-of-age, stubbornly refusing to be defined as anything other than a challenge to conventions, both in film form and in social commentary.
runtime: 85m format: 35mm
Part of our Thursday I series, You Are Your Own Voyeur: Female Sexuality and the Male Gaze
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