Fri-Sun, September 28-30
Dir. Vera Chytilová, Czechoslovakia, 1966, 76 min., NR, New 35mm Print, In Czech with English Subtitles Official Website
In one of the most anarchic films of all time, Vera 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. An aesthetically and politically adventurous film that’s widely considered one of the great works of feminist cinema, Janus Films is proud to present DAISIES in a new 35mm print.
"GORGEOUS, REBELLIOUS! Daisies stands as a radical document of 1960s art, fashion, and burgeoning feminist performance and filmmaking." —Ryann Donnelly, Interview Magazine
"FOUR STARS! Modern audiences who come to see this late-'60s gem will be rewarded with a wicked sex farce and daring surrealist cinematography." —Ela Bittencourt, Slant Magazine
"CRITIC'S PICK! Brace yourself for some of the most exuberant and disjunctive Pop Art imagery ever put onscreen." —David Edelstein, New York Magazine
"EXTRAORDINARY! Full of colorful experiments, dazzling collage effects and surrealist antics." —Nicolas Rapold, The New York Times
"LIBERATING! A dada, gaga series of high jinks, oral fixations, and aggressive regression." - Melissa Anderson, The Village Voice