Pytel blech (A Bagful of Fleas) 1962 + Sedmikrásky (Daisies) 1966 Ages 15+

6.00PM Fri 20 Jul 2018 (1hr 57mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

A Bagful of Fleas 1962 (43 mins)

Shot in a teenage girls boarding school attached to a cotton mill, this quasi-vérité short by Véra Chytilova anticipates both Daisies and Miloš Forman’s A Blonde in Love.

Daisies 1966 (74 mins)

The film most emblematic of the freedoms afforded artists by the then imminent Prague Spring, Véra Chytilová’s best known film is a glorious Dadaist revolt against dominant narrative genres and modes of representation. Two young women embark upon an anarchic rampage, joyously exploiting a string of hapless men; chaos and wanton destruction ensue.

CREDITS

A Bagful of Fleas 1962

35MM TO DCP, COLOUR, DOLBY DIGITAL, 43 MINUTES, CZECHOSLOVAKIA, CZECH (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: VÉRA CHYTILOVÁ  / SCRIPTWRITER: VÉRA CHYTILOVÁ / CINEMATOGRAPHER: JAROMIR ŠOFR / EDITOR: MARIE ČULÍKOVÁ / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: NATIONAL FILM ARCHIVE IN PRAGUE

Daisies 1966

35MM TO DCP, COLOUR, DOLBY DIGITAL, 74 MINUTES, CZECHOSLOVAKIA, CZECH (ENGLISH SUBTITLES)  / DIRECTOR: VÉRA CHYTILOVÁ / SCRIPTWRITER: VÉRA CHYTILOVÁ, ESTER KRUMBACHOVÁ & PAVEL JURÁCEK / CINEMATOGRAPHER: JAROSLAV KUCERA / EDITOR: MIROSLAVE HÁJEK / SOUND: LADISLAV HAUSDORF / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: NATIONAL FILM ARCHIVE IN PRAGUE