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An exercise in avant-garde cinema that is freshly humorous and accessible, Daisies is a dark comedy that eschews a traditional narrative for a Dadaist construction of events. Perpetually dressed in vibrantly corresponding costumes and dark black eyeliner, Marie and Marie work together to create mischief. Seeing the world ruined and values worthless, they decide to "go bad." They stage various dinner dates with stale old men, eat and drink merrily while telling lies, and, in a fast-motion
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Mar 8, 2005
Janus Films - Official Site
My favorite Czech film, and surely one of the most exhilarating stylistic and psychedelic eruptions of the 60s, this madcap and aggressive feminist farce by Vera Chytilova explodes in any number of directions.
These two slim, mod beauties revel in their infantile defilement before swinging from chandeliers and catwalking down the buffet table.
From elderly apparatchiks to cinematic continuity, nothing is sacred, as the director punctures the illusion of "civilized" society and viewer's frontal lobes.
The film's daisies are young girls who have reached pubescence, and are fully aware of their sexual power, but aren't ready to embrace it, so they test it first.
Six unique, groundbreaking films from the late 1960s Czechoslovakian cinematic renaissance-all but one making its Region1 debut-find a proper home in Criterion's vital Eclipse line.
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- Tausendschönchen - kein Märchen (DE)
- Daisies (Sedmikrasky) (UK)