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Sedmikrasky or "Daisies" is a notable Czech new wave film from 1966 about two young girls who have decided to spoil themselves because the world has gone so bad. What follows is over an hour of breathtaking girly imagery and delightful scenarios that invoke the essence of spring time, and femininity making the world seem like a magical and mischievous place. Sedmikrasky teaches us that girl-centric cinema doesn't need to be watered down to the modern day "chick flick". The film is beautiful, sexy, avant garde, and hilarious. Scenes are strewn with images of roses, butterflies, rich foods and cakes, playful dresses, and expensive alcohol. The girls poke fun at adult situations, squeezing expensive meals out of rich old men, and getting giggling drunk in fancy clubs. Their behavior is apologetically young and feminine and completely delightful to behold. They are everything a girl aught to be.


I watched this movie in parts on YouTube which is probably the worst way to go about seeing it. It also doesn't help that it is double dubbed + english subtitles... If you are desperate to see it though you can here.
This film makes me want to spend all of my time laughing and causing trouble, eating only the best food and drinking the best liquor and being completely unorganized in only the best wa. It makes me want to wear flowers in my hair and have a closet of the same simple dress over and over and over. It is the only way to spend a sunny spring day.

Credit: Nineteenoclock, SnailSkin, SarahLove, NeonKnight, Karino 

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7 Responses so far.

  1. they have it at the public library!

  2. Niv says:

    This movie is fantastic. One of my favourites acutally. If there is a reason I should be proud of Czech Republic (as place where I grew up and where I live) it's this movie.

  3. Peg says:

    That picture is stunning

    Peg x

  4. This sounds fab! Totally going to check it out!

  5. hoorah! thanks I'm downloading it right now, can't wait to watch :)

  6. Isabel says:

    Shiiit, I've always wanted to see this movie. Better jump on it!

  7. Yay! I'm glad you guys love it too and I'm happy I could introduce it to some of you.
    Niv-This film and also Jan Svankmajer's films have made me really admire the Czech Republic. Part of my extended family lives there and I hope to visit one day.