Daisies is a 1966 Czechoslovak comedy-drama film written and directed by Věra Chytilová. Generally regarded as a milestone of the Nová Vlna movement, it was made with the support of a state-sponsored film studio and follows two teenage girls (played by Jitka Cerhová and Ivana Karbanová), both named Marie, who engage in strange pranks.
Innovatively filmed, and released two years before the Prague Spring, the film was labeled as “depicting the wanton” by the Czech authorities and banned. Director Chytilová was forbidden to work in her homeland until 1975. The film received the prestigious Grand Prix of the Belgian Film Critics Association and is considered one of the most feminist films of all time.
The free screening of Daisies will be held on Thursday, July 21, at 8:00 to 10:00 pm at City of Asylum’s Alphabet City Tent, located at 318 Sampsonia Way. For more information, or to reserve your free seat, visit the Silenced Films: Daisies event page, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 412-323-0278. This event is BYOB. The Silenced Films Series is co-presented by Jacob Burns Film Center, and features weekly screenings of international films banned or censored around the world.