4. SEDMIKRÁSKY (1966) #52FilmsByWomen


If I had to describe this film to those who weren’t familiar with nová vlna (Czech New Wave), I’d tell them it’s like watching an episode of Broad City set in the Sixties.

I wasn’t familiar with the Chekoslovakian avant-garde either, in fact, I discovered this masterpiece from influential director Věra Chytilová by watching The Story of Film: An Odissey on Netflix a while ago, then finally decided to watch it as part of my Films by Women pledge.

Everything in Sedmikrásky (Daisies) is truly groundbreaking, from the anarchist dialogues to the experimental cinematography, and the excellent craft in the sound department. It’s a joy for your eyes, ears, and minds. The fact that it feels fresh and no less important –for its political (and feminist) statements against censorship and authority – than it was when it came out, makes it even easier to refer to it as a true milestone in the history of cinema.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s