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Program

7 Jun 2010 00:00 - 00:00

Daises (Sedmikrásky)

Věra Chytilová's surrealist classic and one of the landmarks of Czech cinema screening as part of the RoxyBar & Screen's inspired Extraordinary Film Season.


A rare chance to see Daisies on the big screen with a live jazz improv score from band Monkey See Monkey Do, and introduced by Electric Sheep magazine editor Virginie Sélavy.

For booking and more info visit the Roxy site

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DAISIES is also available NOW from Second Run DVD

RELEASE DATE: 1 June 2009


Věra Chytilová’s classic of surrealist cinema is perhaps also the most adventurous and anarchic Czech movie of the 1960s.

 

A satirical, wild and irreverent story of rebellion. Two young women revolt against a degenerate, decayed and oppressive society, attacking symbols of wealth and bourgeois culture.


Defiant feminist statement? Nihilistic, avant-garde comedy?  A riotous, punk-rock poem of a film that is both hilarious and mind-warpingly innovative, Daisies remains a cinematic enigma. Refreshingly uncompromising, it continues to provoke, stimulate and entertain audiences and its influence is still felt today.   

 

“Extremely funny, witty and expertly-fashioned film… displays a remarkable control of filmic language, special effects, rhythm and sight gags”  Variety

 

“My favourite Czech film and one of the most exhilarating stylistic and psychedelic eruptions of the 60s...”  Jonathan Rosenbaum

 

“Freshly humorous and accessible… a key film in the Czech New Wave movement. A surrealist comedy way ahead of its time”    All Movie Guide

 

“The film is as timeless as it is beautiful”  About World Film


 


Special features:
-  ‘Journey’ (Cesta) – a portrait of Věra Chytilová (documentary - 53 mins)

-  Re-mastered with restored picture and sound

-  Optimal quality dual layer disc

-  Booklet featuring new essay by Peter Hames

-  Trailer

 

For more info and/or press requests please contact Chris Barwick at Second Run DVD: chris.barwick@secondrundvd.com or 07805 818 154

Second Run DVD039

BARCODE: 5060114150331

RRP: £12.99    BBFC cert: 15

Feature:  73 minutes      

DVD Extras: 53 minutes

Language: Czech

Subtitles: English         

Venue:

116 Long Acre
WC2E 9PA London
United Kingdom

Date

7 Jun 2010 00:00 - 00:00

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