Sedmikrásky (Daisies in the english version) is a 1966 Czechoslovak comedy-drama film written and directed by Věra Chytilová considered a milestone of the Nová Vlna movement. Maybe the New Wave’s most anarchic entry, Chytilová’s absurdist farce follows the misadventures of two brash young women played by Jitka Cerhová and Ivana Karbanová,. Believing the world to be “spoiled,” they embark on a series of pranks in which nothing; food, clothes, men, war, is taken seriously. Daisies is an aesthetically and politically adventurous film that’s widely considered one of the great works of feminist cinema. Innovatively filmed, and released two years before the Prague Spring, the film was labeled as “depicting the wanton” by the Czech authorities and banned. Director Chytilová was forbidden to work in her homeland until 1975. The film received the prestigious Grand Prix of the Belgian Film Critics Association.

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