Daisies (1966) aka Sedmikrásky
The life of two girls, Marie I and Marie II, who try to understand the meaning of the world and of their life.
“Ring-a-round a rosie, A pocket full of posies, Ashes! Ashes! We all fall down”
Ladies RULE! A empowering Czechoslovakian film written and directed by Vera Chytilová. Blazed by an era of political injustice and inequality.
Two lovely girls decide to take the world as their oyster (taking advantage of men and acting like spoiled children) which slowly eats away at their sanity leading to a path of destruction. If the world is bad, then we should be bad. Wait… are we bad or good?
Satirical and ingenious film making, visually pop art-ish.Self-destruction has never been this beautiful. The editing and different types of artsy (color/tint) visuals will keep your eyes busy.
Was it controversial? Well… It was banned by the government… That only means one thing… this film gave them the finger!
Robotic slapstick humor. Watch out world, the girls have an appetite for destruction! To hell with the rules!
Be still my beating heart! Jitka Cerhová is the daisy-crowned sister with eyes that could melt a glacier. Be careful of what lies beneath. And then the pigtail sister Ivana Karbanová steps in the limelight… damn these brunettes. The ladies used my eyes as string to their tug-of-war battle for attention.
Cutting sausages and bananas!
The ladies indulge and digress, cut each other up leading towards the climactic food fight in the end… they attempt to pick up the pieces, but alas… what has been done is done.
Set in a place and time ruled by machinery and work. War and destruction is everywhere and we are merely audience members.
Gorgeous visuals and quirky lines drive this film into hell and back. Sweet little girls trapped, wondering, experimenting, playing with fire.
As someone quoted “This is a film that everyone needs to Czech out.”