Valerie, a Czechoslovakian teenager living with her grandmother, is blossoming into womanhood, but that transformation proves secondary to the effects she experiences when she puts on a pair of magic earrings. Now seeing the world around her in a different light, Valerie must endure her sexual awakening while attempting to discern reality from fantasy as she encounters lecherous priest Gracian, a vampire-like stranger and otherworldly carnival folk.
Ester Krumbachová, Jaromil Jireš
October 16, 1970
Top billed cast
Jaroslava Schallerová, Helena Anýžová, Petr Kopřiva, Jiří Prýmek, Jan Klusák
Filmové studio Barrandov
corruption, sexuality, based on novel or book, allegory, magic, vampire, innocence, supernatural, priest, religion, demon, cult film, occult, sexual awakening, vampirism, dream like experience, czech new wave, polecat, bohemians
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