Věra Chytilová

The leading lady of 1960s Czech New Wave


  • Daisies: More Dada than women's lib: the antics of two mischievous non-conformist girls are matched by the director’s own cheeky stylistic experimentation
  • Fruit of Paradise: Strings of matters of life and death, shot through with genuine threat
  • Traps: A daring dark satire of violence, violation and veterinary practice, staged in an inexorable succession of attacks and counter-attacks

Comic Strip Review:

  • Panel Story: A blunt examination of the nature of contemporary morality and materialist preoccupations, set against the background of a high-rise estate


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