Saturday, August 12, 2017

Valerie and Her Week of Wonders A.K.A. Valerie a týden divů (1970)

A Czechoslovakian fantasy directed by Jaromil Jires.
A 13 year old girl is dreaming about being accosted by her grandmother and a monster man named Polecat. She also falls in love with a guy who might be her brother.
This was totally incoherent, but totally awesome. The plot was so disjointed and muddy as to make almost no sense at all. The characters were identifiable, but lacked development in most cases. The video was absolutely amazing. The sets and costumes combined with composition, framing, creative camera angles and good camera-work to create a beautiful viewing experience. The audio was in Czech, but there were accurate English subtitles. The dialogue and music were mixed correctly as well. Overall, complete and utter chaos magic. I rate this awesome. Watch it even though it doesn't make sense.

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