Czech New Wave Classic - BFI / Sight and Sound Greatest Films of All Time - No.28
Cert 15: Czech Republic
Thu 30 November // 19:30 / Cinema
Tickets: PAY AS YOU CAN PRICES
Daisies (1966, Dir: Vera Chytilova) - Cert 15
BFI Sight and Sound Magazine Greatest Films of All Time - No.28 (worldwide Directors and critics poll 2022)
BBC Best Films Directed by Women (worldwide critic's poll 2019) - No.6
Věra Chytilová’s classic of surrealist cinema is the most adventurous and anarchic Czech New Wave 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. A riotous, punk-poem of a film that is both hilarious and mind-warpingly innovative, it has influenced generations of filmmakers.
Defiant feminist statement? Nihilistic, avant-garde comedy? Daisies remains a fascinating cinematic rollercoaster. Remarkable and refreshingly uncompromising, it continues to provoke, stimulate and entertain.