Daisies

Daisies

Daisies is a touchstone of the Czech New Wave that could perhaps best be described as a feminist, psychedelic, surreal Eastern European answer film to Howard Hawks' Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Jonathan Rosenbaum is typically right on the money when he calls it "one of the most exhilarating stylistic and psychedelic eruptions of the '60s."

It follows the absurdist attitude of two hotheaded women who try to break the propriety of society by engaging in a comedic series of pranks where nothing is off limits. The movie's visual bedazzlement is a riot of shifting colour filters, animated flash-frames and all manner of other visual effects. On the other hand Adrian Turner for Time Out canned the depiction of the girls who spend ‘an entire movie causing havoc in restaurants and nightclubs, ripping off unsuspecting men and generally eating and behaving like pigs.” You decide.

 

Daisies

  • Director: Vera Chytilová
  • Year: 1966
  • Run Time: 74 mins
  • Country: Czechoslovakia