After her parents are killed, a young girl is sent to London to live with her uncle and his family. Her uncle, who is a toymaker, secretly has the power to make his toys come to life, but ...
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The film is based on the book of the same title (A Sanguinary Novel) by the very individual Czech painter, typographer, author and philosopher Josef Vachal, who squeezed adventure, love, ... See full summary »
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Inspired by fairy-tales such as Alice in Wonderland and Little Red-Riding Hood, "Valerie and her Week of Wonders" is a surreal tale in which love, fear, sex and religion merge into one fantastic world.
In the 1970s, a young trans woman, Patrick "Kitten" Braden, comes of age by leaving her Irish town for London, in part to look for her mother and in part because her gender identity is beyond the town's understanding.
After her parents are killed, a young girl is sent to London to live with her uncle and his family. Her uncle, who is a toymaker, secretly has the power to make his toys come to life, but he also maintains dictatorial control over his family and intends to exercise the same control over the new arrival. Written by
I saw this film when I was very young on British TV.
Someone commented that it left an indelible impression on them - same for me.
Of course, years later I found out who Angela Carter was and read all of her novels. Reading the magic toyshop was a strange experience, rarely I think has a film captured the atmosphere of a novel so perfectly.
Only one other film that i saw as a child had a similar impact - The Red Shoes. There are some similarities I think.
I would love to get hold of a copy.
Can anybody help me with this?
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