Mar 21, 2017 7:00 PM
DIRECTOR VĚRA CHYTILOVÁ & WRITER ESTER KRUMBACHOVÁ
MARCH 21, 7PM in the Cinema
1966, 76 min, Czechoslovakia
TRAILER available on The Criterion Collection website
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.
Essay: Pearls of the Czech New Wave, by Michael Koresky
This film is presented in the film series
CZECH WOMEN BEHIND THE CAMERA
highlighting extraordinary filmmaking by Czech women in the 1960's and 70's.
Other screenings in this series:
Valerie and Her Week of Wonders March 23, 7PM
Fruit of Paradise March 28, 7PM
Squandered Sunday March 30, 7PM
Please arrive at least five minutes prior to showtime. Empty seats will be released to standby patrons at that time.
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