Film 183 in the “1001 Films to See Before You Die” challenge is 1966’s “Sedmikrásky“. Or as it’s known in English, “Daisies”. This Věra Chytilová comedy crime drama comedy is about two bored Czech women (Jitka Cerhová, Ivana Karbandova) playing pranks on men and rebel against a materialistic society. At least that’s what IMDb says. According to this film, all of our bone joints sound like creaky doors in a haunted house, women like to spit food on their dates then leave them on a train while they escape through the window without being seen and all women want is to be noticed because all men are evil bastards who all want their ***** being ***** while licking his ******* while all their mates watch. I apologise for being a bit rude there. However, I’m not the one who should be apologising! This film makes no fucking sense. For whatever reason, every time their was a cut from one shot to another, the picture colour changes. Throughout the entire thing, I was waiting for a Brazzers logo to appear because all this film is, to me, is nothing but a prelude to lesbian softcore porn. I managed 15 minutes before I decided I’d had enough. Fun Fact of the Film – Czech authorities banned “Daisies”, and Chytilová was not allowed to work in her homeland again until 1975. Overall, this is a film I cannot recommend unless you really want a headache (which I still have and it’s been 10 minutes since I stopped watching). If you have seen this film then let me know what you thought of it in the comments. Here is what I had to say while watching 1966’s “Sedmikrásky”. Please can film 184 be something decent…
Film – Daisies (Sedmikrásky)
Year – 1966
Director – Věra Chytilová
Written by – Věra Chytilová, Ester Krumbachova, Pavel Juracek
Staring – Ivana Karbanova, Jitka Cerhova, Marie Ceskova
IMDb Rating – 7.5/10
My Rating – I’VE WATCHED ENOUGH
Length – 72 min (1h 12min)
Genre – Comedy, Drama
We start the film with a mixture of cogs and explosions
This opening music is terrible
So… Anytime we move our bones it sounds like a creaky door
She slapped her so hard the camera went from black & white into colour and knocked her mate into a daisy field
Time to dance around the apple tree
Since when were raisins ticking timebombs?
Who hides a bed sheet… in a bed sheet?
Now everythings green
What woman carries drawing pins/thumbtacks in their handbag?
One of the women decides to go on a dinner date with someone
Jamila arrives and has never heard of dinner etiquette
Rule 101 when making a film – If you’re filming in black and white and use subtitles MAKE THE SUBTITLES READABLE!!!!
For starter we’ll have sponge cake
Don’t talk with your mouth full
After cake, I want soup!
What is with the constant picture changing colours?
If I was this dude at this dinner date, I would have left a long time ago
Since when were taxis trains?
So.. She jumped off the train just so she can be with her friend
So… Are we off to Bohemia?
Get off the stage!
I’VE WATCHED ENOUGH