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
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
1 Jun 2009
Second Run DVD