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1 Jun 2009

Daisies on DVD

A satirical, wild and irreverent story of rebellion, Věra Chytilová’s classic of surrealist cinema is perhaps also the most adventurous and anarchic Czech movie of the 1960s.

Two young women, both named Marie, revolt against a degenerate, decayed and oppressive society, attacking symbols of wealth and bourgeois culture. Defiant feminist statement? Nihilistic, avant-garde comedy? It remains a cinematic enigma and its influence is still felt today - from the extreme Baise-Moi to the mainstream Thelma & Louise and in the films of (amongst others) Jacques Rivette, Bertrand Blier, Catherine Breillat and Gregg Araki.

A riotous, punk-rock poem of a film that is both hilarious and mind-warpingly innovative, Daisies continues to provoke, stimulate and entertain.

Directed by Věra Chytilová
Cast
Jitka Cerhová - Marie I
Ivana Karbanová - Marie II
Julius Albert - old man with a beard
Jan Klusák - man with the butterfly collection
Marie Česková - woman in the toilet

Czechoslovakia , 1966
Length / Feature: 73 minutes
Special feature: 53 minutes
Sound: Original mono (restored)
Colour and Black & White
OAR: 1.33:1 Full Frame
Language: Czech
Subtitles: English

More at http://www.secondrundvd.com/release_daisies.php

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