One of the highlights of Vera Chytilová’s filmography is the grotesque moral Daisies (1966). The surrealistic narrative about a pair of young women who decide to be as corrupt as the world around them does not arise from concrete socio-political realities. As a result, the biting account of conformity, petty-bourgeois narrow-mindedness, and the limits of light-heartedness has timeless qualities. Daisies marked the beginning of Chytilová’s collaboration with Ester Krumbachová, who contributed to the eccentric costumes and script. The collage-like visual component then gave a lot of space for experimentation to the cinematographer Jaroslav Kucera. It is still an original gem of Czech cinema of the 1960s, which infuriated the communist officials of the time.
Interesting places nearby
Scala University Cinema (Univerzitní kino Scala)
University cinema located in the very heart of Brno
One of the most distinctive independent troupes in Brno
TIC Galleries (Galerie TIC)
The galleries focus on the presentation of contemporary art.
Cabinet of the Muses (Kabinet múz)
Located in Sukova Street since the beginning of the 1990s
Experimental stage located in an intimate basement area