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Films

Daisies

Director(s)
Věra Chytilová
Country
Czechoslovakia
Year
1966
Language
Czech with English subtitles
Duration
74 min

“Vadí?” “Nevadí.” (“Does it matter?” “It doesn’t matter.”)

At DeuXX, we have a fondness for ladies on film (and behind the camera) who unapologetically give in to the urge of waving their middle fingers way up into the air for all the world to see. And few films make giving no f**ks look as good as Věra Chytilová’s eye-popping experimental ode to female anarchic merrymaking, DAISIES (1966).

Initially banned by the Czech authorities, DAISIES introduces us to its two madcap heroines, Marie 1 and Marie 2, as they both decide that if “everything is being spoiled in the world”, then “we’ll be spoiled too”. From that point on, the mischievous (and incredibly stylish) duo go on a #liveyourbestlife rampage, be it by toying with older men for free meals, setting fire to various objects, decoupaging, and getting into a food fight for the ages.

Equal parts “YOLO” and nihilism, DAISIES is proto-punk incarnate dolled up in a dress and pigtails.

Co-presented by VICE Québec

“A playfully subversive take on women’s roles as seen through a jarring, anarchic lens.” -Christina Newland (Little White Lies)
 
“A wicked sex farce […] daring surrealist cinematography.” -Ela Bittencourt (Slant Magazine)
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Director(s)
Věra Chytilová
Country
Czechoslovakia
Year
1966
Language
Czech with English subtitles
Duration
74 min
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