Film

Daisies (Sedmikrasky)

 
 
Jul 6—Jul 12, 2012
 
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LOCATION:
BAM Rose Cinemas
 
RUN TIME: 74 minutes
RATED: NR
FORMAT: 35mm
GENERAL ADMISSION: $12
CINEMA CLUB MEMBERS: $7
 
 
 
 
 
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Directed by Vera Chytilova | 1966

With Julius Albert,Jitka Cerhova,Marie Ceskova,Ivana Karbanova,Jan Klusak

“My favorite Czech film, and surely one of the most exhilarating stylistic and psychedelic eruptions of the 60s”
—Jonathan Rosenbaum, The Chicago Reader

Marie I and Marie II declare the entire world spoiled-so why shouldn't they be? So sets the tone of this freewheeling landmark of the Czech New Wave, wherein our heroines gallivant about like a couple of avant-garde Marx sisters, perpetually gorging themselves on food and drink, wreaking havoc at a 1920s-style nightclub, and instigating a food fight of (literally) apocalyptic proportions (Slant Magazine likened it to "Monty Python's Mr. Creosote skit as directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini"). An endlessly inventive, formally radical ode to rebellion-nearly every scene is interrupted by quick-cut montages or sudden changes in film stock and color-Daisies was banned by the Czech government for its subversive feminist message and (really!) radical depiction of food wastage.

New 35mm print courtesy of Janus Films

In Czech with English subtitles