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Daisies

 

 

Original title:
Sedmikrásky
Slovenian title:
Marjetice
Section:
RETRO: CZECH NEW WAVE

Country, year:
Czechoslovakia, 1966
Length:
74

Directed by:
Vera Chytilová

Screenplay:
Vera Chytilová, Ester Krumbachová, Pavel Juráček
Cinematography:
Jaroslav Kučera
Music:
Jirí Šlitr, Jirí Šust
Subtitles:
slovenian
Language:
Czech
Voting code:
/
Cast:
Ivana Karbanová (Marie II), Jitka Cerhová (Marie I), Marie Češková, Jirina Myškova, Marcela Brezinová, Julius Albert, Oldrich Hora, Jan Klusák, Josef Koníček, Jaromír Vomáčka, Jirina Cesková, Václav Chochola, Ester Krumbachová, Jaroslav Kucera, Jarosmir Kuvacha
Awards:
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DateHourLocation 
Mon, 12.11.2018 19:15 Slovenian Cinematheque

Deli povezavo
Description:
One of the Czech New Wave true gems, a mixture of anarchy and cinematic experiment, which earned its director, Vera Chytilova, a temporary ban on filmmaking.

The two teenage protagonists, Marie I and Marie II, refuse to play by the rules of the patriarchal culture around them, tearing up the world: exploiting weak-willed older men, consuming enormous amounts of food and drink, and lying through their teeth to get rid of them. They make trouble everywhere they go, either in their flats or in night clubs. Using both black-and-white and colour film stock, the girls' antics are enhanced by innovative special effects, visual experimentation and camera tricks. Something unexpected occurs in virtually every shot, images are juxtaposed with dissonant sounds and colour filters abruptly changed within scenes.

"It is Chytilová's 1966 Daisies, made directly after Pearls of the Deep, that is her most frequently discussed work to this day, a madcap, Dadaist explosion of a movie that represents the Czech New Wave at its most formally radical and kookily captivating. The unconventional Daisies was the product of an unconventional filmmaker. /.../ It is ultimately a dark, subversive work, aggressively critiquing those who might find it offensive before they even have a chance to complain" (Criterion Collection)

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