Valerie and Her Week of Wonders
Valerie and Her Week of Wonders meshes a coming-of-age allegory with baroque fantasy, trippy horror, and potent symbolism. Equal parts old-world superstition and Victorian fairy tale, Valerie infuses its splintered narrative with hippie audacity. Living with her grandmother in a Transylvanian hamlet, teenage Valerie walks a fine line between dream state and waking life after she begins to menstruate. Past and present merge, characters take on multiple identities, vampires, priests, and other strange creatures abound. A lasting cult classic, Valerie most recently had a substitute to its original Luboš Fišer score created by a psych-rock supergroup that calls itself The Valerie Project.
Imported 35mm print!