Daisies

Daisies

Director: Věra Chytilová

Czechoslovakia, 1966, 76 minutes, 35mm

 

Program Notes

DAISIES , The visually dazzling story of Marie I and Marie II, two young women who entertain themselves with a parade of anarchic pranks, Daisies is at once playful, irreverent, innovative, and iconoclastic. We’re proud that one of our first 35mm presentations at The Parkway will be this landmark work of the Czech New Wave. “My favorite Czech film, and surely one of the most exhilarating stylistic and psychedelic eruptions of the ‘60s, this madcap and aggressive feminist farce by Věra Chytilová explodes in any number of directions.”—Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader