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Daisies – Wellington Film Society

Daisies – Wellington Film Society

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  • Mon 29 Apr ’19, 6:15pm – 7:30pm


Embassy Theatre, 10 Kent Terrace, Mt Victoria, Wellington



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  • Members Free: $0.00
  • 12-Month Membership: $120.00

Vera Chytilová, Czechoslovakia1966, 74 mins DCP, M.

Daisies is a brightly colored surrealist comedy starring a couple of chicks in search of kicks. Spawned by the Prague Spring, the best friends undertake a quest to find a life different from their previously regimented patriarchal society.

Picking up men to fleece for fancy dinners, escaping sexual obligations by hopping trains, chatting up a man on the phone while roasting and cutting sausages in their room, the two are transgressive adventurers and inveterate consumers.

They must be seen to be believed: frenzied, obsessive, undaunted until a Boschian ending plunges them into the consequences of their actions. Chytilová made a visionary masterpiece that has always been ahead of its time: feminist for the seventies, punk performance for the eighties, postapocalyptic vision for the nineties, it deserves absolute celebration for its empowering invention of female buddies on the move. - B. Ruby Rich, BAMPFA

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