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21 Jan 2016 - 25 Jan 2016

Daisies at Another Look 2016 - Restored European Film Project

Legendary Czech film Daisies by Vera Chytilova will be presented at Another Look - The Restored European Film Project #4 in 5 cities of Israel: Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Herzliya, Haifa and Holon. Do not miss it!

"EXTRAORDINARY! Full of colorful experiments, dazzling collage effects and surrealist antics." - Nicolas Rapold, The New York Times 

Jerusalem   21.1. at 20h
Tel Aviv       23.1. at 21h
Herzliya      23.1. at 18h
Haifa           24.1. at 19h

Holon          25.1. at 20:30

Two young girls - Marie I and Marie II - are convinced that "everything in this world is spoilt for them" and so they decide that as well will be depraved. They adopt the principle that "nothing matters, just so long as it's a joke". They look for jokes at home, in a swimming-pool and in night-clubs. Marie I starts a relationship with an older man and at dinner pretends that she is modest and chaste. But then Marie II appears, takes a seat at the table and shamelessly orders various delicacies at the man's expense. Finally the girls escort the surprised man to the station, put him on a train and wave him goodbye. They repeat this trick several times, they steal from a cloakroom attendant and play a game with a young man who claims to be passionately in love with one of the Maries. None of this is enough for them, however. They want to be even more depraved, but they are also aware that people don't notice them. One day they ride up to an upper floor of a hotel where a lavish feast has been set out in a beautiful hall. After a while the girls start in on the food, and then set about throwing cakes at each other and destroying the whole table. They swing on the crystal chandeliers, fly through the windows and fall into a river, where they start to drown. No one tries to save them, and both Maries lose their taste for being depraved. They return to the destroyed salon, try to repair the damage and comfort themselves with the promise that if they are good and work hard they will also be happy.


Czechoslovak comedy-drama film from 1966 written and directed by Věra Chytilová is considered a milestone of the New Wave movement. Innovatively filmed, and released two years before the Prague Spring, the film was labeled as "depicting the wanton" by the Czech authorities and banned. Director Chytilová was forbidden to work in her homeland until 1975. The film received the prestigious Grand Prix of the Belgian Film Critics Association.


Year of production: 1966, Czechoslovakia
Length: 73 mins
Language: Czech / Subtitles: English

Directed by Věra Chytilová
Screenplay by Ester Krumbachová, Věra Chytilová
Cinematography by Jaroslav Kučera
Edited by Miroslav Hájek
Cast: Jitka Cerhová, Ivana Karbanová, Julius Albert, Jan Klusák, Marie Češková, Josef Koníček

Invitation to download here:


“Another Look - The Restored European Film Project” marks a unique venture whose purpose is to raise awareness of both classic European cinema and the means by which it is preserved. Through the collaboration of the European Union and local European embassies and culture centres, this project will present films, one from each participating nation, all in restored versions and high quality formats. Each of these films was carefully chosen in order to present different facets of life across Europe, and at the same time to testify to the diversity of cinematic practice in the past century. This year theme is Off the Pedestal: Unsettling Masculinity and Femininity.


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Festival schedule here:







Cinematheques Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa, Holon, Herzliya


From: 21 Jan 2016
To: 25 Jan 2016


Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event

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