Daisies DVD


A subtle and beautifully observed social satire which maintains a remarkable balance between Věra Chytilová’s classic of surrealist cinema is perhaps also the most adventurous and anarchic Czech movie of the 1960s.

A satirical, wild and irreverent story of rebellion. Two young women revolt against a degenerate, decayed and oppressive society, attacking symbols of wealth and bourgeois culture.

Defiant feminist statement? Nihilistic, avant-garde comedy? A riotous, punk-rock poem of a film that is both hilarious and mind-warpingly innovative, Daisies remains a cinematic enigma. Refreshingly uncompromising, it continues to provoke, stimulate and entertain audiences and its influence is still felt today.


"An amazing explosion of pop-art colours, absurdist humour and proto-feminist politics... It’s a trip, a surreal manifesto, a joy to behold" Sukhdev Sandhu, The Telegraph

"My favourite Czech film and one of the most exhilarating stylistic and psychedelic eruptions of the 60s" Jonathan Rosenbaum

Production Year: 1966
Region Code: 0
UK Rating: 15
Running Time: 73 mins
Number of Discs: 1
Language: Czech
Subtitles: English
Audio: Mono
Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1
Colour: Colour / Black & White
Director Vera Chytilová
Cast Jitka Cerhová
Cast Ivana Karbanová
Cast Julius Albert
  • Journey (Cesta) - Jasmina Blaževič’s acclaimed documentary film portrait of director Věra Chytilová (53 mins)
  • New digital transfer with restored image and sound, approved by the director
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • Booklet featuring a new essay by author and film programmer Peter Hames
  • Trailer