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Daisies

1h 16m Surrealist, Comedy, Drama, Coming of Age, Restoration 1966

Shredding conservative filmmaking into pieces, “Daisies” was banned in Czechoslovakia upon its release - ostensibly because of food wastage, but more likely because it puts on the war paint, and attacks conformist sensibilities without mercy.

Plunging into a series of chaotic pranks - from stringing along older suitors to rioting at a lavish banquet - Ivana Karbanová and Jitka Cerhová perform as two teenage girls, who decide the world is spoiled and declare that they should be spoiled as well.

Widely considered a breakthrough in feminist filmmaking, this whirlwind Czechoslovak classic still ranks high on international charts. And, 56 years later, Vera Chytilová’s anarchic masterpiece only continues to grow in reputation and power - its appeal clearer than ever in this new restoration.

Screenwriter

Pavel Juráček

Screenwriter

Ester Krumbachová

Screenwriter

Věra Chytilová

Director

Věra Chytilová

Producer

Bohumil Smída

Producer

Ladislav Fikar

Languages

Czech, English Subtitles

Country

Czechoslovakia

Studio

Czech Film Archive

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