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Czech New Wave Classic - BFI / Sight and Sound Greatest Films of All Time - No.28

Daisies (1966, Vera Chytilova)

BBC Best Films Directed by Women (worldwide critics poll 2019) - No.6

Cert 15: Czech Republic

Thu 30 November 2023 // 19:30 / Cinema


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

VÄ›ra 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.