Valerie and her week of wonders by Jaromil Jires
This movie is fucking nuts. One of the strangest films I've ever seen. First of all, a movie about a 13 year old girl getting her first period is crazy enough, but you toss in an Alice in Wonderland type dream setting, incest, vampirism, molestation, demons and lesbianism, and you really have your work cut out for you.
I wanted to turn it off about nineteen times but I persevered. The last straw was pretty much the child nudity. I had to remind myself that the late 60's in Czechoslovakia was a different time. Some of the animal cruelty was a bit much, but that always bothers me however tame it is (here it's pretty tame).
This poor girl! All she wants to do is have her first menstrual cycle in peace but everyone keeps fucking with her, be it the demons, vampires, the guy with the mutton chops she likes, who turns out to be her brother. Just let her get her first bleeding out of the way!
I was actually happy for her when the townspeople burned her at the stake. At least she can be all moody and emo in peace.