Introducing Valerie and Her Week of Wonders

Inside Criterion / Sneak Peeks — Jul 1, 2015

Beautiful and strange from beginning to end, Jaromil Jireš’s Valerie and Her Week of Wonders is a film like no other. It’s fairy tale, horror movie, and coming-of-age story all at once, like Alice in Wonderland with medieval and religious overtones. In this excerpt from a new interview on our new release of Valerie, film scholar Peter Hames (author of Czechoslovak New Wave) introduces us to the odd rhythms of this singular movie, as well as to the innovative director who made it.