Sedmikrasky / Daisies (1966)
A truly original film yet a distinctly dated product of its time and place, Czech director Vera Chytilova's mid-sixties cause celebre follows the non-linear adventures of two young girls through a series of nihilistic, absurdist episodes randomly sequenced in a quasi-experimentalist stream-of-consciousness, breathing the satirical tradition of Bohemian literature into utterly modern pop-art and subversive aesthetics.

Full of arch optical tricks, surrealist/collagist non-sequiturs and a simultaneous fascination and derision for transgression, Daisies could not have been made at any other place or time other than in the mid-1960s Czechoslovakia.

DVD9 | PAL 4:3 | 01:12:52 | 7.37 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Czech(Ceske)
Subtitles: English
Genre: Comedy, Drama

Director: Vera Chytilova
Cast: Ivana Karbanova, Jitka Cerhova, Marie Ceskova
Country: Czechoslovakia

• Journey (Cesta) - Jasmina Bralic’s acclaimed documentary film portrait of director Vera Chytilova (52:39).
• New digital transfer with restored image and sound, approved by the director.
• Trailer.

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