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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Un film parfaitement réjouissant qui fait un beau pied de nez à la bienséance bourgeoise ! formellement époustouflant de beauté, il est vraiment porté par ses deux comédiennes irrésistibles d'espièglerie !
As the engines of the beginning, Daisies is a very political (and hilarious) statement on how to behave badly to break social engines. Do not expect these spoiled girls to make sense - they don't, and they do it on the most beautiful way. Colors, experimental cuts (literally), pictures, food (!): it's all part of a cinema delight. It catches you by the stomach, eyes and brain - it's that cliche of the whole package.
Honestly, it was a bit hard to endure the style, for the whole film. This felt like study. In the beggining it was easy to be sympathetic with the misbehaved deconstruction of what a girl is and their conspirations against elderly men/patricarchy/power. But the format gets tiring. It was a concentrated dose of the surrealistic novels I read. Disorienting and distracting. But to think they did this in 1966. Wow!*