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

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Film Essays

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Eclipse Series 32: Pearls of the Czech New Wave

By Michael Koresky April 25, 2012

Five remarkable filmmakers—Věra Chytilová, Jaromil Jireš, Jiří Menzel, Jan Němec, and Evald Schorm—helped reinvent Czechoslovakian cinema in the sixties. Read more »

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Film Essays

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Eclipse Series 32: Pearls of the Czech New Wave

By Michael Koresky April 25, 2012

Five remarkable filmmakers—Věra Chytilová, Jaromil Jireš, Jiří Menzel, Jan Němec, and Evald Schorm—helped reinvent Czechoslovakian cinema in the sixties. Read more »


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