Argued as the New Wave movements most feminist entry, it follows the absurdist attitude of two hotheaded women who try to break the propriety of society by engaging in a comedic series of pranks where nothing is off limits.
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A hearty dose of anarchic surrealism mixed in with its feminism. I want more. Never blatantly political, in the mode of DUCK SOUP; that is, more concerned with blowing a raspberry and giving the establishment a swift kick in the ass, rather than engaging with it on its own bullshit terms. DAISIES is a rare combo: every bit as fun as it is angry, polemical... & actually dangerous, given Czechoslovakia in the 60s.
I was resistant to the film at first (not a fan of experimental or dada technique) but by the end I was pretty completely won over. As a guy I won't pretend that I resonated with a lot of what Chytilova had to say and I'm sure that I picked up on only a fraction of the whole of her message but all I could think at the end was that I needed to introduce this to every woman I know who loves film...and all the guys too.
Cute women believe the world finds them endlessly fascinating. Hey, they do blackface, but it's cute. It's famous because it was banned. It is also thought to be a feminist film. Which is pretty sad, because these women are vapid and materialistic, and just waste a lot of time.