Notes

“Valerie And Her Week Of Wonders”

At Teleport City, the Gutter’s own Keith writes about a classic of the Czech New Wave, Valerie And Her Week Of Wonders. It’s a really fine piece, historically and emotionally grounded and also fun. “Released in 1970 and couched in the harmless looking vestments of a fairytale, Valerie and Her Week of Wonders is a gorgeous, hypnotic skewering of everything from religious and political authority to chauvinism and exploitation, all disguised as a film about a teenage girl coming of age in a surreal fantasy world version of the late 19th century.”

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