Sedmikrásky, Věra Chytilová (1966)
This film is an imperfect masterpiece of the Czech New Wave which could best be described as a feminist, psychedelic surreal Eastern European answer to Howard Hawks ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’. Two girls, both named Marie, decide that since the world is spoiled they will be spoiled as well; accordingly they embark on a series of destructive pranks in which they consume and destroy the world about them. Chytilová captures a sense of unadulterated feminine energy and an insane, dadaist, and anarchist attack on establishment and those who oppose it. There is little wonder to why the Czech government had this film banned.
Said to be one of the most exhilarating stylistic and psychedelic eruptions of the ’60s thanks to the eye-popping cinematography and editing of Jaroslav Kucera and Miroslav Hájek, who respectively, present a dazzling array of color, super-quick cutting, and strong close-ups that envelop the viewer in the detail of the moment.
Hopefully this clip I made inspires you to check it out.
This is a great clip! I hope I remember to watch this film! REMEMBER, CAITLIN!