Ivana Karbanová, Jitka Cerhová, Julius Albert,

Daisies is a brightly colored surrealist comedy starring a couple of chicks in search of kicks. Inspired by the Prague Spring, the best friends undertake a quest to find a life different from their previously regimented patriarchal society. Picking up men to fleece for fancy dinners, escaping sexual obligations by hopping trains, chatting up a man on the phone while roasting and cutting sausages in their room, the two are transgressive adventurers and inveterate consumers. They must be seen to be believed: frenzied, obsessive, undaunted until a Boschian ending plunges them into the consequences of their actions. Věra Chytilová made a visionary masterpiece that has always been ahead of its time: feminist for the 1970s, punk performance for the 1980s, postapocalyptic vision for the 1990s, it deserves absolute celebration for its empowering invention of female buddies on the move. 

B. Ruby Rich
  • Věra Chytilová
  • Ester Krumbachová
  • Jaroslav Kučera
  • Czech
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • DCP
  • 74 mins
  • Janus Films

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