Valerie a Týden Divu

Czechoslovakia 1970

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Valerie and Her Week of Wonders
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Directed by Jaromil Jires

Inspired by fairy-tales 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. The film portrays the heroine as living in a disorienting dream, cajoled by priests, vampires, men and women alike, and blends elements of fantasy and horror films.

a.k.a. Valerie and Her Week of Wonders


Cast:

Jaroslava Schallerová as Valerie
Helena Anýzová as Grandmother/Elsa/Mother
Petr Kopriva
Jirí Prymek
Jan Klusák as Gracián
Libuse Komancová
Karel Engel
Alena Stoyáková
Otto Hradecký
Martin Wielgus
Jirina Machalická
Michaela Klocová
Zdenka Kovárová
Bedriska Chalupská
Robert Nezval



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