Daisies features two uninhibited young women, both named Marie. The
two Maries develop outrageous pranks in this
outlandish comedy. Daisies‘ slapstick, destructive climax led to
its immediate banning by the government.
The film was shown only briefly after being held from release for
over a year.
Features extraordinary set design by the legendary
Ester Krumbachova, and brilliant color
cinematography and special effects by the great
cameraman Jaroslav Kucera.
DVD options include full chapterization, a Vera
Chytilova filmography and biographical sketch, and documents
related to the banning
Czech New Wave
One of the greatest of all film movements, the Czech
New Wave emerged during the 1960s, crested to
extraordinary heights, then was savagely repressed by the Soviet
invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968. This series
continues Facets’ commitment to one of the most
exciting film movements of all time.
- NTSC Region 1
- English Subtitles
- Documents related to the banning