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Daisies Rated 15

Daisies

Dir. Věra Chytilová. Czech Republic, 1967. 1h 16m. Czech/subs. Starring Jitka Cerhova, Ivana Karbanova, Marie Ceskova, Julius Albert, Jirina Ceskova, Jirina Myskova.

An innovative and brilliantly absurd masterpiece of the ’60s Czech New Wave, made three years before the Prague Spring, about two young women who rebel against an oppressive and degenerate society. The film’s anarchic attitude saw it banned by the Czech authorities and it stayed under wraps for years.

‘Imagine Lena Dunham’s Girls mixed with Pussy Riot, filmed with a surreal touch of Buñuel, and you get an idea of the madness of Daisies. As subversive as it is hilarious’ ★★★★★ Kate Muir, The Times

‘From elderly apparatchiks to cinematic continuity, nothing is sacred, as the director punctures the illusion of "civilized" society and viewer's frontal lobes.’ ★★★★★ David Frear, Time Out


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