Daisies (1966)

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No one cared thus far. Do you?

AKA: Sedmikrásky
Directed by: Vera Chytilová
Starring: Jitka Cerhová (Marie 1), Ivana Karbanová (Marie 2)
Country: Czechoslovakia
Language: Czech (English subtitles)
Runtime: 01:15:51
Genres: Bizarre-Surreal, Food, Teens

Plot – Spoilers:
Two young girls both named Marie, who might well be the same person, do whatever they feel like, in visually stunning scenarios and settings.

A recurring theme through the film is how each girl’s existence is defined by the other’s as well as the attention the world showers on them as a duo. The girls are indulged by most of the older people whose lives and worlds they disrupt. However, as they age, which they appear to do without physically changing, the world cares lesser about them and the girls desperately seek a fading happiness in the moral dictums and conformist ethos of the world they inhabit.

The above is most likely a steaming pile of bullshit. Trying to make coherent sense of Daisies can perhaps be quite futile, but if you can immerse yourself in snatches of moments, without attempting to connect them, Daisies can be a very rewarding experience.

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