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Daisies (Věra Chytilová, 1966)

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(Věra Chytilová, 1966, 76 min, Czechoslovakia, Czech w/ English subtitles, Color/B&W, DCP)

Maybe the New Wave's most anarchic entry, Věra Chytilová's absurdist farce follows the misadventures of two brash young women. Believing the world to be "spoiled," they embark on a series of pranks in which nothing-food, clothes, men, war-is taken seriously. "Daisies" is an aesthetically and politically adventurous film that's widely considered one of the great works of feminist cinema.

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"One of the great outpourings of cinematic invention in an age of over-all artistic liberation." - Richard Brody, The New Yorker

". . .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." - Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader

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