Women Cinema is back for a third screening with Daisies, a 1966 Czech film by Věra Chytilová.
Time: 15:00 – 17:00 Thursday August 19th, 2010
Location: Goethe Film Screening room
Daisies (Czech: Sedmikrásky) is a 1966 Czech film directed by Věra Chytilová. Věra Chytilová (born 2 February 1929, Ostrava) is an avant-garde Czech film director and pioneer of Czech cinema. She is considered one of the greatest female Czech filmmakers. Banned by the Czechoslovakian government in the 1960s during 6 years, she is best known for her The Czechoslovak New Wave film, Sedmikrásky (Daisies).
In 1966 Chytilová and her husband, ‘Jaroslav Kucera’, made a witty surrealist comedy Daisies (1966), which was immediately banned, but then was released in 1967, and won the Grand Prix at the Bergamo Film Festival.
Made with the support of the state-sponsored film studio, Daisies follows two young girls, both named Marie, played by Ivana Karbanová and Jitka Cerhová. Two teenage girls decide that since the world is spoiled they will be spoiled as well; accordingly they embark on a series of destructive pranks in which they consume and destroy the world about them. This freewheeling, madcap feminist farce was immediately banned by the government.
The screening is non-profit and aims for studies and research only.
Following the screening is Q&A session.
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