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22 Feb 2020 16:00

Valerie and her Week of Wonders + introduction by Kim Newman

Czech Centre London in partnership with Second Run presents a special screening of Jaromil Jireš' enduring classic of fantasy cinema, Valerie and Her Week of Wonders. Presented from a new HD transfer of original materials prepared by the Czech National Film Archive, the screening celebrates the release of Valerie and Her Week of Wonders on Blu-ray by Second Run.

Valerie and Her Week of Wonders is a potent mix of fairy tale, horror and surrealism, drawing the audience into the fantastical world inhabited by a young girl on the threshold of adulthood. Haunting and poetic, Jireš' beloved and influential film casts a powerful spell and has become a cult classic.

“It's best to strap yourself in and allow a dizzying melange of visual and sonic flights of fancy to just wash over you and consider the result after the fact. It's powered by pure sensory overload [...] This new Blu-ray edition arrives on the film's 50th anniversary, and it's definitely worth celebrating.
David Jenkins, Little White Lies

“A collection of dream adventures, spurred by guiltless and poly-sexual eroticism. Virtually every shot is a knockout.” 
Jonathan Rosenbaum

Kim Newman is an award-winning writer, critic, journalist and broadcaster who lives in London. He is a contributing editor to the UK film magazine Empire, and writes its popular monthly segment, “Kim Newman’s Video Dungeon”. He also writes for assorted publications including Video Watchdog, The Guardian, and Sight & Sound. On British and Irish radio and television channels Kim is the go-to expert on all matters related to film and television popular culture, with the horror genre as a particular area of specialisation. His horror novels and short stories have won a number of industry ‘bests’, including the Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel (for his best-selling Anno Dracula). https://johnnyalucard.com

Ticktes: £13 Full, £11 Concs/ ICA Green, £7 ICA Blue Members.








ICA, The Mall, St. James's, London SW1Y 5AH


22 Feb 2020 16:00


Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event

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