(No longer in theaters)
Jul 6, 2012
All hail BAMcinématek for reviving the exhaustingly madcap 1966 Czech New Wave comedy Daisies. Director Vera Chytilová apparently set out to make a stinging indictment of nihilistic decadence, but soon gave herself over to the spirit of her protagonists—a pair of marionettelike teenage girls with huge false eyelashes who flounce around creating havoc for 74 minutes. Expect no plot, and brace yourself for some of the most exuberant and disjunctive Pop Art imagery ever put onscreen, including scenes in which the scissors-happy hedonists shred not only objects and each other but the movie itself. The sixties live!