Daisies Daisies
  • Czechoslovakia
  • 1966
  • 76 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.33:1
  • Czech
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Maybe the New Wave’s most anarchic entry, Věra Chytilová’s absurdist farce follows the misadventures of two brash young women. Believing the world to be “spoiled,” they embark on a series of pranks in which nothing—food, clothes, men, war—is taken seriously. Daisies is an aesthetically and politically adventurous film that’s widely considered one of the great works of feminist cinema.

Cast

Marie IJitka Cerhová
Marie IIIvana Karbanová
Elderly gentlemanJulius Albert
Young gentlemanJan Klusák
Women in toiletMarie Cešková
Jiřina Myšková

Credits

Film Essays

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Eclipse Series 32: Pearls of the Czech New Wave

By Michael KoreskyApril 25, 2012

Five remarkable filmmakers—Věra Chytilová, Jaromil Jireš, Jiří Menzel, Jan Němec, and Evald . . . Read more »

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A Criterion Feast

November 21, 2012


On Five

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Daisies Dress-up

July 03, 2012

Print your own paper-doll versions of the Maries. Read more »


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10 Things I Learned: Pearls of the Czech New Wave

By Michael KoreskyMay 04, 2012


Film Essays

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Eclipse Series 32: Pearls of the Czech New Wave

By Michael KoreskyApril 25, 2012

Five remarkable filmmakers—Věra Chytilová, Jaromil Jireš, Jiří Menzel, Jan Němec, and Evald . . . Read more »


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