Director: Věra Chytilová

73 minutes, Czechoslovakia, 1966, Colour and Black and White, DVD

Our monthly gastronomic feature followed by a meal in the IFI Café Bar.

Dedicated ‘to those whose sole source of indignation is a messed-up trifle’, Daisies is one of the most enduring, radical and inventive films to emerge from the Czech New Wave. Focus rests almost exclusively on the antics of Marie I and Marie II who use their voracious consumption of food to undermine the status quo. Apart from unruly, lavish meals out paid for by older men, who they then abandon and ignore, the girls snack on watermelon in their apartment or venture out to wreak havoc, which they do most effectively when they stumble upon an unattended feast in a dilapidated factory. 

Our menu for this month’s event is as follows:

* Breast of chicken, Mushroom ragout & Mash, Smoked Bacon sauce

* Grilled Trout, Warm Potato, Beetroot & Gherkin Salad, Salas Verde

* Roast Butternut Squash with Lentil Casserole

This screening includes the short film Winter Pizza by Aoife McElwain and Mark Duggan of www.forkful.tv

Tickets €20.

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