An absurdist, anarchic farce, this is probably the single boldest film to emerge from the Czech New Wave during the Prague Spring moment of the late 1960s. Two young women, both named Marie ("Marie I" and "Marie II"), decide that the state of society is beneath contempt, and stage a series of pranks to signal their refusal to take any of its institutions seriously. Banned by the Communist government, the film went on to become an underground sensation and highly influential cult classic, especially in avant-garde and feminist cinema circles. DIR/SCR Věra Chytilová; SCR Ester Krumbachová, Pavel Jurácek; PROD Rudolf Hájek. Czechoslovakia, 1966, color, 76 min. In Czech with English subtitles. NOT RATED
AFI Member passes accepted.