Il serait parfaitement vain de vouloir résumer ce film largement a-narratif qui foisonne d'éléments irrationnels et hautement absurdes. C'est avec une profusion hyperbolique et débordante, usant de bien des éléments stylistiques (juxtaposition, collage, accumulation, déstructuration, animation, coloration, saturation) que Chytilova enfièvre son ballet délirant, avec une effarante maîtrise. www.cinefiches.com
Pranks against the patriarchy! Chytilova & her Marias, delightfully subverting the ever more mechanized, banalized, order of the war machine - the order of old men - with impropriety, unpredictability, élan (to much disapproval & clucking of tongues.) A multicoloured whirlwind of dadaist decollage/assemblage, undermining traditions from productivity to heteronormativity. Revolutionarily innovative feminist cinema.
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.
Feminism is valid if defends the rights of oppressed, but not if it justifies acting like a jerk towards kind individuals. Since the director takes the side of her heroines rather than condemning them (or is it the opposite? Nevermind), the film FAILS big-time.
Still too hungover for big words, but THIS. IS. GOOD. Rly rly good - a clear feminist stance, a picareuesqe rampage of debauchery and joy, an amazing eye for aesthetic composition and a will and fun experimenting, that makes a lot of digital videos look like childs work. It won't be long until I watch this again, more to come then.
Widely regarded as one of the great works of feminist cinema, Daisies is an insane, brilliant, psychedelic little movie consisting of vignettes about two spoiled girls who have no regard for authority or consequence. From the opening scene, to the jarring jump-cuts, I was on board and thrilled by the experimentation Chytilova exhibits. It's a marriage of form matching content and in that regard, it's a perfect film.