Bad Girl Věra Chytilová?: Daisies and Limits of Feminist Identity Politics
Conversation with Jindřiška Bláhová, Czech film historian and leading film critic.
Věra Chytilová’s 1966 modernist tour de force Daisies (Sedmikrásky) has been considered by Western feminists as a feminist manifesto. Despite the fact that Chytilová insisted that she was not a feminist. How feminist the film really is? How does it manifest the director’s creative energies and style, how the game is changed if we consider that it was a collaborative piece of two women and a man, and how does it relate – in terms of depiction of female agency and perennial topics – to her earlier and later films, namely The Ceiling, The Apple Game and Traps, Traps, Little Traps? A 30 minutes talk will be followed by Q&A.
Moderation by Filma collective.