Still from the film "Daisies". Two-shot. Shades of purple and lavender. In bed, one young girl leans on the back of another, both bored, looking in different directions.


Special Screening
Original Title: Sedmikrásky
Director: Věra Chytilová
Czechoslovakia, 1966, 73 minutes, feature

Two young women, both named Marie, decide that since the world is spoiled they will be spoiled as well; accordingly, they embark on a series of destructive pranks, in which they consume and destroy the world around them.

Film screening dates: 23.09.2021 — 26.09.2021
Photo of the director of the film "Daisies"
Věra Chytilová, was born on February 2, 1929 in Ostrava. While working as a clapper girl at Barrandov Studio, she was accepted to the Prague film school FAMU. During the years 1957–1962 she studied direction under the veteran Czech film director Otakar Vávra. Věra Chytilová is probably best known for her film Daisies (Sedmikrásky, 1966) – a Dadaist, surrealist and feminist hymn to creative imagination. After the Soviet invasion in 1968, she wasn't allowed to shoot feature films for a few years. Then she returned with the acerbic comedy of manners The Apple Game (Hra o jablko, 1977). Her satire about the social reality of socialist community called Panelstory or Birth of a Community (Panelstory aneb Jak se rodí sídliště, 1979) was so provocative that it could be seen only on the outskirts of Prague. After the fall of Communist regime, Chytilová completed many penetrating documentaries and four more features satirising capitalism and revealing her still equally strong moral stance. Věra Chytilová died in Prague at the age of 85, on March 12, 2014.

Selected filmography: Pleasant Memories (Hezké chvilky bez záruky, 2006), The Inheritance or Fuckoffguysgoodday (Dědictví aneb Kurvahošigutntag, 1992), Wolf's Hole (Vlčí bouda, 1987), or Birth of a Community (Panelstory aneb Jak se rodí sídliště, 1979), The Apple Game (Hra o jablko, 1977), Daisies (Sedmikrásky, 1966)