Daisies, a.k.a. Sedmilkrasky (1966)

This is a Czech New Wave Film by Vera Chytilova. In going through the special features, it’s clear that she had many difficulties in her film career due to the State’s control over the Czech film industry. But that’s a topic for another day, perhaps.  But she made this film. And it was thought-provoking. The two characters in the film, whose names change frequently, are … Continue reading Daisies, a.k.a. Sedmilkrasky (1966)

Little Otik: Otesanek (2001)

We came across this film from the Czech Republic on Netflix in the “Watch Instantly” section.  Who could resist a description and a movie poster like this: In this bizarre fantasy from the Czech Republic, an ordinary couple, Karel and Bozena, are unable to conceive a child. When Karel digs up a tree root and whittles something vaguely resembling a human baby, Bozena’s strong maternal longings … Continue reading Little Otik: Otesanek (2001)