Part of Restoration Roundup
Recently ranked #28 on the Sight and Sound poll and maybe the Czech 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.
Restored in 4K from the original camera and sound negatives by the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in collaboration with the Národní filmový archiv, Prague and the Czech Film Fund.
"EXTRAORDINARY! Full of colorful experiments, dazzling collage effects and surrealist antics." —Nicolas Rapold , New York Times "FIVE STARS! This Molotov cocktail of fizzy champagne and feminist theory has not lost any of its combustible carbonation." —David Fear, Time Out New York "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 "LIBERATING! A dada, gaga series of high jinks, oral fixations, and aggressive regression." —Melissa Anderson, Village Voice