Starring Jitka Cerhova, Ivana Karbanova, Julius Albert
Directed by Věra Chytilová
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.
• Journey (Cesta) - Jasmina Blaževič’s acclaimed documentary film portrait of director
Věra Chytilová (53 mins).
• New digital transfer with restored image and sound, approved by the director.
• New and improved English subtitle translation.
• Booklet featuring a new essay by author and film programmer Peter Hames.
DVD Cat No: SRDVD 039
Duration: 73 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Video: PAL / DVD9
Colour & Black and white