Call number: DVD-4479


JIREŠ, Jaromil
Valerie a týden divů [Valerie and Her Week of Wonders]

Filmové Studio Barrandov, 1970
Screenplay: Ester Krumbachová, Jaromil Jireš, from the story by Vítězslav Nezval
Photography: Jan Čuřík
Set and costume design: Ester Krumbachová
Art direction: Jan Oliva
Music: Luboš Fišer

Valerie				Jaroslava Schallerová
Grandmother / Elsa / Mother 	Helena Anýžová
Orlik (Eagle)			Petr Kopřiva
Tchor / Constable		Jiří Prýmek
Tchor / Father			Martin Wielgus
Gracian				Jan Klusák
Hedvika				Alena Stojáková
Servant girl / Novice		Libuše Komancová
The coachman Ondrej		Karel Engel	
Landowner			Otto Hradecký
Flower girl			Jiřina Machalická
Musician			Robert Nezval
Young girls			Michaela Klocová, Zdenka Kovářová, Bedřiška Chalupská
77 minutes
In Czech with optional English subtitles

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JIREŠ, Jaromil
Strejda [Uncle]

FAMU, 1959
Screenplay: Jaromil Jireš, from a story by Milan Šimek
Photography: Alois Nožička
Music: Jan Malý

Thief			Vlastimil Brodský		
Boy			Vladimír Zavázal
6 minutes
In Czech with optional English subtitles

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JIREŠ, Jaromil
Stopy [Footprints]

FAMU, 1960
Screenplay: Jan Hartmann, from Jan Drda's short story 'Vesnická historie' in his collection Nemá barikáda
Photography: Jiří Volbracht
Production design: Milan Nejedlý
Music: Jiří Kalach

Karel Joudal		Václav Lohniský
Joudalová		Věra Tichánková
Josef Bernát		Oldřich Lukeš
Anna Bernátová		Světla Amortová
Kudrna			Vladimír Hlavatý
Toník			Jan Odl
12 minutes
In Czech with optional English subtitles

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JIREŠ, Jaromil
Sál ztracených kroků [The Hall of Lost Steps]

FAMU, 1960
Screenplay: Jaromil Jireš, from a story by Juraj Jakubisko
Photography: Jaromil Jireš
Music: Krautgertner

Cast: 		Ladislava Nováková, Petr Trnka
12 minutes
In Czech with optional English subtitles

DVD
Region code 1
Aspect ratio 1.33:1
Languages Optional English subtitles
Features New 4K digital restoration of Valerie and Her Week of Wonders
Option to play the film with an alternative 2007 psych-folk soundtrack by the Valerie Project Three early shorts by the director Jaromil Jireš: Uncle, Footprints and The Hall of Lost Footsteps (for details see above)
'Resurrecting the Avant-Garde', a 2015 interview with the scholar of Czechoslovak film Peter Hames, 15 minutes 54 seconds, in English
Interviews from 2006 with the actors Jaroslava Schallerová, 5 minutes 49 seconds and Jan Klusák, 5 minutes 48 seconds, both in Czech with optional English subtitles
'More than a soundtrack: the Valerie Project', an interview with Joseph A. Gervasi and Greg Weeks, 2015, 15 minutes 28 seconds
Booklet essay by the critic Jana Prikryl
Source Criterion 761

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