Chytilová: end of an era


As the dust settles on the obituaries and the funeral flowers fade, the tribute screenings of Věra Chytilová‘s films begin.

The Czech Centre London is screening Daisies at the Hackney Picturehouse on Sunday 13 April, along with the portrait of Věra  from the Czech made Golden Sixties series, directed by Martin Šulik. The screening has now moved to a larger screen at the Picturehose having sold out last week. A few tickets remain, but be quick! Great to see so  many people in the UK take part in the tribute.

April sees A l’Est du Nouveau Film Festival screening Daisies (Les petites marguerites in French) in Rouen, France. Let me know about other tribute screenings you find out about!

Daisies (Sedmikrasky, 1966) looks set to be the lead film in the tributes, it’s  one of the few Chytilova film released with English subtitles, and the only one with a UK release, through Second Run

Read The Guardian obituary.




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