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Daisies (Vera Chytilová, Czechoslovakia, 1966)

One of the great outpourings of cinematic invention in an age of over-all artistic liberation.
— Richard Brody, The New Yorker

Each September we join both the Scalarama and Directed By Women celebrations.

Daisies is an aesthetically and politically adventurous film that’s widely considered one of the great works of feminist cinema.

It's a satirical, wild and irreverent story of teenage rebellion. Two young women rebel against a degenerate and oppressive society, attacking symbols of wealth and bourgeois culture. A riotous, punk-rock poem of a film that is both hilarious and mind-warpingly innovative, Daisies was banned in native Czechoslovakia and director Vera Chytilová was forbidden to work until 1975.