2 Sep 2014 - 29 Sep 2014
Daisies at Scalarama
Scalarama, the British celebration of cinema which aims to promote the world’s best film, will include Věra Chytilová’s film Daisies, released on DVD by Second Run DVD, in its annual film festival this September. Daisies will be screened in over five locations around the UK. Preparations for next year’s Věra Chytilová retrospective in London are now in progress.
Věra Chytilová / Czechoslovakia / 1966 / Satire / 73 minutes / Czech with English Subtitles.
Starring: Jitka Cerhová, Ivana Karbanová, Marie Češková, Jiřina Myšková, Marcela Březinová.
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
Tue 02 Sep – 19:30
Wilton’s Cinema Club, London
Tue 02 Sep – 19:30
Kino Klub at The Guild Cinema, Edinburgh Filmhouse
Tue 09 Sep – 12:45 & 20:40
Wed 10 Sep – 15:00 & 20:35
Thu 11 Sep – 12:45 & 18:30
Tue 16 Sep – 18:30
Hyde Park Picture House, Leeds
Thu 18 Sep – 20:00
Cube Cinema, Bristol
Thu 25 Sep – 19:00
Magic Cinema and Ort Cafe, Birmingham
Fri 26 Sep – 18:00
Screening with Polish Shorts at Polish Community Centre, Birmingham
Sat 27 Sep – 18:00
Birmingham Floodgate Illuminations at One Love Community Studios
Venue:London, Edinburgh, Derby, Bristol, Leeds, Birmingham
From: 2 Sep 2014
To: 29 Sep 2014