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.
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.