Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Sedmikrásky (AKA Daisies) 1966

Daisies Sedmikrasky DVD cover
Ahhh, Sedmikrásky (probably better known as its Americanized title Daisies), a delightfully weird and kitschy romp of an adventure about two girls named Marie who decide that the world is bad so they should be bad too. There's obviously some subtext to this movie, but I think Daisies' most endearing quality is that it's just fun to watch these two women and their wacky misadventures. Thrown in some ahead of its time experimental film techniques and all around surrealism and you've got one heck of a Czech Feminist art film. I'm not all too familiar with the Czech new wave that Sedmikrasky was right in the middle of, but this definitely makes me want to check out more of them. It's girl power wrapped up in social and political commentary with a sweet sugary shell and psychedelic colors - Perfect for a fun, light-hearted evening. If you're at all interested in experimental art films and haven't seen Daisies yet, you owe it to yourself to check it out. Directed by renowned Czech filmmaker Vera Chytilová, Sedmikrasky is awesome and definitely worth your time (and yes, the DVD does have English subtitles).

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