Valerie and Her Week of Wonders

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Arguably the most allegorical film ever made about a young girl’s "flowering," this exceptional fantasy maintains a dream-like sensibility from beginning to end. If you’re seeking a straight-forward narrative, look elsewhere. If, however, you’re looking for a fascinating, visually-impressive ...Read more

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