Unusual Vampires

Valerie and Her Week of Wonders

Director: Jaromil Jires
Cast: Jaroslava Schallerová, Helena Anýzová, Petr Kopriva, Jirí Prýmek
Czechoslovakia, 1970, 77', color
Czech with Turkish subtitles

A girl on the verge of womanhood finds herself in a sensual fantasyland of vampires, witchcraft, and other threats in this eerie and mystical movie daydream. Based on a novel by the poet Vítězslav Nezval, the film serves up an endlessly looping, nonlinear fairy tale, set in a quasi-medieval landscape. Ravishingly shot, enchantingly scored, and spilling over with surreal fancies, this enticing phantasmagoria from director Jaromil Jireš is among the most beautiful oddities of the Czechoslovak New Wave.


Past Screening
03 November Friday
Past Screening
19 November Sunday
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