Vera Chytilová directs Ivana Karbanová, Jitka Cerhová and Marie Cesková in this surreal Czechoslovakian curio where two young women try to behave as badly possible.
Go home DADA, your daughters want their time to shine. Joyous, decadent, playful, purposeful. A series of manic skits, many of which stretch the traditional narrative format – this gives Western contemporaries Monty Python and Richard Lester a run for their money… the jokes still land, the feminist intent is still fresh and the mash-up of animation and in-camera FX feel aesthetically revolutionary. This is a movie with a lot to say, that transcends its scrappy lo-fi nature and features two attractive lead turns from a pair of Czech ladies who spend half the movie bouncing around in bikinis. Banned by Czech authorities upon its release for “depicting the wanton”… which now feels like an endorsement no capitalist movie could ever afford to purchase.
Perfect Double Bill: The Firemen’s Ball (1967)
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