Vera Chytilova | Czechoslovakia | 1966 | 74' | Certificate: 15

Ivana Karbanová, Jitka Cerhová, Marie Cesková

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Monday 25 July 20:15

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Boredom, bikinis and a blistering critique of the beauty myth. From its first seconds, Vera Chytilova’s  Daisies follows the misadventures of two young women both called Marie (played by Jitka Cerhová and Ivana Karbanová), who rebelliously scam rich dates, cut off their own heads and wreck an official feast. The film’s anarchic attitude saw it banned by the Czech authorities and it stayed under wraps for years. An innovative and brilliantly absurd masterpiece of the ’60s Czech New Wave., Daisies is an aesthetically and politically adventurous film that’s widely considered one of the great works of feminist cinema.