Valerie and Her Week of Wonders

  • November 3, 2017 / 21:00
  • November 19, 2017 / 17:00

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.

Valerie and Her Week of Wonders

Valerie and Her Week of Wonders

Rabid

Rabid

Near Dark

Near Dark

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Cronos

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Let the Right One In

Byzantium

Byzantium

Only Lovers Left Alive

Only Lovers Left Alive

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A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

What We Do in the Shadows

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The Lure

The Lure

The Transfiguration

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Each memory tells an intimate story; each collection presents us with the reality of containing an intimate story as well. The collection is akin to a whole in which many memories and stories of the artist, the viewer, and the collector are brought together. At the heart of a collection is memory, nurtured from the past and projecting into the future.

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Pera Museum, in collaboration with Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), is one of the main venues for this year’s 15th Istanbul Biennial from 16 September to 12 November 2017.