Friday, December 11, 2009

Hello Friday

These images are from the 1966 Czech film, Daises (Sedmikrásky). If you haven't seen this movie, you absolutely must! It feels like an acid trip from beginning to end and dives into feminist issues, using humor as a catalyst for an examination on how women are portrayed in a patriarchal world. The director, Věra Chytilová, was part of the Czech New Wave film movement and one of the few women to play a prominent role in it.

The basic plot is simple enough: two girls decide on one random day that, since the world is bad, then they will be bad too. From then on, they go on wild adventures through gluttony, excessive drinking and sex.

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