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Daisies

June 16 | 7:30 pm 9:30 pm

Věra Chytilová’s classic of surrealist cinema is the most adventurous and anarchic Czech movie of the 1960s. Two young women, both named Marie, revolt against a degenerate, decayed and oppressive society, attacking symbols of wealth and bourgeois culture. A riotous, punk-poem of a film that is both hilarious and mind-warpingly innovative, it has influenced generations of filmmakers.

The screening on Sunday 16 June, will be introduced by filmaker and lecturer Pavel Prokopic. Defiant feminist statement? Nihilistic, avant-garde comedy? Daisies remains a fascinating cinematic rollercoaster. Remarkable and refreshingly uncompromising, it continues to provoke, stimulate and entertain. Pavel Prokopic is a Czech filmmaker, and lecturer at the University of Salford. His current work focuses on advancing cinema as a unique form of art and storytelling by combining creative experimentation, philosophical concepts, and cutting-edge technologies. His work has been widely published, exhibited and presented, including FACT in Liverpool and V&A museum in London. He holds an AHRC-funded PhD, and a Master’s degree in Film Aesthetics from Magdalen College, University of Oxford.

Details

Date:
June 16
Time:
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Cost:
£12
Event Category:
Website:
https://london.czechcentres.cz/en/program/daisies

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