Jaromil Jireš: Valerie and Her Week of Wonders

In 1970, riding the last oscillations of the Czech New Wave, director Jaromil Jireš created a phantasmagoric look at a young girls maturation, Valerie and Her Week of Wonders, containing the energy and creativity of the Czech New Wave -- as well as a healthy dose of its metaphorical subterfuge. Today marks the film's release on a new Criterion Collection Blu-ray and DVD. Read the full post.