Daisies (Criterion) (Blu-Ray) Preorder

$29.99

If the entire world is bad, why shouldn’t we be? Adopting this insolent attitude as their guiding philosophy, a pair of hedonistic young women (Ivana Karbanová and Jitka Cerhová), both named Marie, embark on a gleefully debauched odyssey of gluttony, giddy destruction, and antipatriarchal resistance, in which nothing is safe from their nihilistic pursuit of pleasure

Coming Soon

Description

If the entire world is bad, why shouldn’t we be? Adopting this insolent attitude as their guiding philosophy, a pair of hedonistic young women (Ivana Karbanová and Jitka Cerhová), both named Marie, embark on a gleefully debauched odyssey of gluttony, giddy destruction, and antipatriarchal resistance, in which nothing is safe from their nihilistic pursuit of pleasure. But what happens when the fun is over? Matching her anarchic message with an equally radical aesthetic, director Věra Chytilová, with the close collaboration of cinematographer Jaroslav Kučera, unleashes an optical storm of fluctuating film stocks, kaleidoscopic montages, cartoonish stop-motion cutouts, and surreal costumes designed by Ester Krumbachová, who also cowrote the script. The result is Daisies, the most defiant provocation of the Czechoslovak New Wave, an exuberant call to rebellion aimed squarely at those who uphold authoritarian oppression in any form.

FILM INFO

  • Czechoslovakia
  • 1966
  • 76 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.37:1
  • Czech
  • Spine #1157

BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • Audio commentary featuring film scholars Daniel Bird and Peter Hames
  • New interview with film programmer Irena Kovarova
  • Documentary from 2002 about director Věra Chytilová
  • Documentary about the artistic collaboration among Chytilová, cinematographer Jaroslav Kučera, and screenwriter Ester Krumbachová
  • Two short films from 1962 by Chytilová: A Bagful of Fleas and Ceiling
  • Trailer
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Carmen Gray

    New cover by Jillian Adel

THIS IS A PREORDER DISC THAT IS DUE TO BE RELEASED ON OR ABOUT 11/1/22

ALL ITEMS ORDERED TOGETHER WILL BE CHARGED AT THE TIME OF THE ORDER

AND SHIP TOGETHER WHEN EVERYTHING IS IN STOCK. PLEASE PLACE MULTIPLE

ORDERS IF YOU WISH TO HAVE ITEMS SHIPPED AS THEY ARRIVE

WE ONLY OFFER STORE CREDIT FOR THE CANCELLATION OF ANY PREORDER

ALL DETAILS, INCLUDING RELEASE DATE ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Additional information

Weight 8 oz