Daisies Boxshot
Czechoslovakia , 1966
Length / Feature: 73 minutes
Special feature: 53 minutes
Sound: Original mono (restored)
Colour and Black & White
OAR: 1.33:1 Full Frame
Language: Czech
Subtitles: English
Region 0
RRP: £12.99
buyRelease Date: 1st June 2009
Second Run DVD 039
A satirical, wild and irreverent story of rebellion, Věra Chytilová’s classic of surrealist cinema is perhaps also the most adventurous and anarchic Czech 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. Defiant feminist statement? Nihilistic, avant-garde comedy? It remains a cinematic enigma and its influence is still felt today - from the extreme Baise-Moi to the mainstream Thelma & Louise and in the films of (amongst others) Jacques Rivette, Bertrand Blier, Catherine Breillat and Gregg Araki.

A riotous, punk-rock poem of a film that is both hilarious and mind-warpingly innovative, Daisies continues to provoke, stimulate and entertain.

more about the film

Celia Stills
Special Features
• Journey (Cesta) - Jasmina Blaževič’s acclaimed documentary film portrait of director Věra Chytilová (53 mins).
• New digital transfer with restored image and sound, approved by the director.
• New and improved English subtitle translation.
• Booklet featuring a new essay by author and film programmer Peter Hames.
• Optimal quality dual-layer disc.
• Trailer.

Jitka Cerhová - Marie I
Ivana Karbanová - Marie II
Julius Albert - old man with a beard
Jan Klusák - man with the butterfly collection
Marie Česková - woman in the toilet

Directed by Věra Chytilová

Screenplay – Ester Krumbachová and Věra Chytilová
From an idea by Věra Chytilová and Pavel Juráček

Cinematography – Jaroslav Kučera
Art Design - Ester Krumbachová and Jaroslav Kučera
Set Design - Karel Lier
Costume Design – Ester Krumbachová
Music – Jiří Sust and Jiří Šlitr
Editing – Miroslav Hájek
Sound – Ladislav Hausdorf

Winner: Grand Prix, Bergamo International Film Festival 1967

"Extremely funny, witty and expertly-fashioned film… displays a remarkable control of filmic language, special effects, rhythm and sight gags" Variety

"My favourite Czech film and one of the most exhilarating stylistic and psychedelic eruptions of the 60s..." Jonathan Rosenbaum

"Freshly humorous and accessible… a key film in the Czech New Wave movement. A surrealist comedy way ahead of its time" All Movie Guide

"The film is as timeless as it is beautiful" About World Film


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