Sunday, April 22, 2018

Věra Chytilová: 'Sedmikrásky' / 'Daisies' (1966)

Věra Chytilová's Sedmikrásky / Daisies (1966): mix colorful Dada, Surrealism, psychedelia, feminism and anarchic freedom vs. staid authoritarian patriarchy, and voila!  

Two years before they sent the tanks in, the Russian overlords didn't like it. Chytilová was banned as moviemaker in Czechoslovakia until the mid-1970s. 
Marie (Ivana Karbanová) and Marie (Jitka Cerhová) at table
Marie (Ivana Karbanová) in an artistic setting: her room. A little bit Dada, a little bit Surrealism?
Floating fonts, flying numbers. If it ain't Dada, it won't Do!
Marie and Marie, ignoring both the doorbell and telephonica.
Green apples of Surrealism. We can play chess now, or checkers.  

Věra Chytilová (1929-2014).
Ivana Karbanová (born 1944).
Jitka Cerhová (born 1947).
Nová Vlna (Czech New Wave, 1960s).

Today's Rune: Joy. 

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