Jitka Cerhova (Marie I) on the set of DAISIES, a film directed by Vera Chytilova. Picture courtesy Janus Films. All rights reserved.
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Also Known As: The Daisies
Opened: 07/06/2012 Limited
|34th St. East/...||10/25/1967 - 11/04/1967||11 days|
|BAM/NYC||07/06/2012 - 07/13/2012||8 days|
Genre: Czech Comedy/Drama
New York Magazine Critic's Pick: "Brace yourself for some of the most exuberant and disjunctive Pop Art imagery ever put onscreen"
One of the most anarchic films of all time, Vera Chytilova'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. An aesthetically and politically adventurous film that's widely considered one of the great works of feminist cinema, Janus Films is proud to present Daisies in a new 35mm print.
"The most drolly anarchic cine-provocation to bloom during the Prague Spring, Vera Chytilova's new wave farce looks better every year." - J. Hoberman, The New York Review of Books
"CRITIC'S PICK! Brace yourself for some of the most exuberant and disjunctive Pop Art imagery ever put onscreen." - David Edelstein, New York Magazine
"EXTRAORDINARY! Full of colorful experiments, dazzling collage effects and surrealist antics." - Nicolas Rapold, The New York Times
"The brashest, brattiest transmission from the ephemeral Czech New Wave." - Justin Stewart, The L Magazine
"FIVE STARS! This Molotov cocktail of fizzy champagne and feminist theory has not lost any of its combustible carbonation." - David Fear, Time Out New York
"GORGEOUS, REBELLIOUS! Daisies stands as a radical document of 1960s art, fashion, and burgeoning feminist performance and filmmaking." - Ryann Donnelly, Interview Magazine
"FOUR STARS! Modern audiences who come to see this late-'60s gem will be rewarded with a wicked sex farce and daring surrealist cinematography." - Ela Bittencourt, Slant Magazine
"An eruption of gorgeous anarchy." - Steve Dollar, The Wall Street Journal
"LIBERATING! A dada, gaga series of high jinks, oral fixations, and aggressive regression." - Melissa Anderson, The Village Voice
"I find it hard to think of a movie in recent years that gave its own sickened society the middle finger as strongly and beautifully as this film's seventy-odd minutes do." - Ryan Wells, Cinespect