Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Fri, Jun 28, 2019
7:30pm

THE ANARCHIC CINEMA OF VĔRA CHYTILOVÁ
Double Feature!
DAISIES / FRUIT OF PARADISE
The tour of the retrospective THE ANARCHIC CINEMA OF VĚRA CHYTILOVÁ is produced by Comeback Company; the program was produced and originated at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in partnership with Czech Film Fund. Curated by Jesse Trussell. Films provided by the Czech National Film Archive, Negativ Film and Bonton.

Program ends with the shorts:
“Ceiling” (1962, 42 min. Dir. Věra Chytilová) Chytilová’s thesis film for Prague’s Film and TV School is a semi-autobiographical look at the life of a model that reflects the isolation of women in the fashion industry.
“A Bagful of Fleas” (1962, 43 min. Dir. Věra Chytilová) Chytilová’s anti-authoritarian streak runs throughout this celebration of female camaraderie at a dormitory for young textile factory workers.

DAISIES
SEDMIKRÁSKY
1966, Janus Films, 74 min, Czechoslovakia, Dir: Věra Chytilová

Maybe the Czechoslovak New Wave’s most anarchic entry, Věra Chytilová’s absurdist farce follows the misadventures of two brash young women. Believing the world to be “spoiled,” they embark on a series of pranks in which nothing - food, clothes, men, war - is taken seriously. DAISIES is an aesthetically and politically adventurous film that’s widely considered one of the great works of feminist cinema.


FRUIT OF PARADISE
OVOCE STROMU RAJSKÝCH JÍME
1970, 99 min, Czechoslovakia/Belgium, Dir: Věra Chytilová

A Palme d'Or nominee at Cannes, this striking feature would be writer-director Chytilová’s last for several years in the aftermath of the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia. Prefaced with an experimental sequence in which colorfully treated images of Eden wash over the screen, the film tells a tale of temptation in which Eva (Jitka Nováková) and her husband visit a health spa, where she becomes fascinated by the mysterious Robert (Jan Schmid) – who may actually be a killer.


Screening format: DCP
Egyptian Theatre • Fri, Jun 28, 2019 • 7:30pm

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