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London screening of Czech surrealist classic Daisies next week

9 January 2017

On 20 January, the London Review Bookshop will host a screening of Czech director Věra Chytilová‘s 1966 surrealist classic Daisies.

The first film to be screened in the London Review Bookshop’s Bookseller Series, Daisies follows two young women, both named Marie, who engage in bizarre pranks in rebellion against an oppressive society. Released two years prior to Prague Spring, the film was subsequently banned after being labelled as “depicting the wanton” by the Czech authorities.

The evening will be hosted by Gareth Evans, curator of film at the Whitechapel Gallery.

Daisies will be screened at 7pm on Friday 20 January at the London Review Bookshop in central London. You can book tickets here.