Věra Chytilová

vera chytilovaVera Chytilova is a name that cannot escape your mouth if you are talking about women filmmakers. She has been an inspiration to many other women in the field as well. Born in 1929, Vera abandoned philosophy and architecture to pursue her desire to be in cinema by attending the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU). She released her first film, The Ceiling in 1961 but it was in 1966 with her film Daisies that she came into focus. The film that was banned in her hometown of Czech told the story of two girls, Marie I and II who struggle to unearth the ultimate truth of life. Often hailed as the militant feminist filmmaker, Vera continued to craft controversial films like The Apple Game, Pretas Story and Fuckoffguysgoodbye. After a long fight with her illness Vera Chytilova passed away on 12 March 2014. Pleasant moments which revolved around the life of psychologist who strives to strike a balance between her stressful career and her love life, was Vera Chytilovas last film which was released in 2006.

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