mandag 18. mars 2013

"Pillow Coup d'état"


Original title: Sedmikrásky
Year: 1966
Country: Czechoslovakia
Language: Czech
Number: 450
Director: Vera Chytilová
Starring: Jitka Cerhová, Ivana Karbanová

Vera Chytilová's Daisies is an avant-garde film about two girls named Marie I and Marie II, who tries to understand this strange world. One day they decides to be bad, because the world is also bad. They start going out with older men who buys them dinner, and then run away. Otherwise they love to joke around doing vandalism and simply break loose. Daisies is a surreal comedy that you could interpret as both anarchistic and feministic. It is indeed a very liberating film both thematic and technical. It's experimenting. I really enjoyed watching this colorful mess, with the two girls playing around like they were having a sexy pillow fight, but as the movie goes on, it's getting more uncomfortable. It's like a young girl playing with her Barbie dolls. Daisies is a perfect example of how communist Czechoslovakia really was. Daisies are the definition of the sixties itself, wild and restless. Thumbs up.

Grade: A-

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