Student competition program 1 Electra Daria Kashcheeva / Czech Republic / 27' / 2023


Electra rethinks her 10th birthday, mixing memories with imagination and hidden dreams. Isolated in her fantasy world full of made-up busty dolls, plastic men’s body parts, juicy strawberries and dentist tools, she builds up her own relationships with her body and sexuality.

Diving deeper and deeper into her childhood memories, she experiences again rebellion against her mother and mixed feelings for her father. Electra has to go through the most painful memories to let her suppressed feelings come out. In the end, she is ready to reveal what has really happened during her 10th birthday.

Biografija režisera

Daria Kashcheeva (1986) is an independent film director based in Prague, finishing her studies at the Department of Animated Film at FAMU in Prague.

Her student films featured at many international festivals. Daria’s original "To Accept" won the Nespresso Talents 2017 film competition in Cannes.

In her Bachelor’s puppet animation "Daughter", Daria experiments with camera motion and explores the topic of the father-daughter relationship. The film was premiered at Annecy Animation Film Festival and got Cristal for the Best Graduation Film and Young Jury Award.

"Daughter" has got more than 100 awards and was a nominee at the 92nd Oscars. The wide success of "Daughter" allowed Daria to work with a bigger team in semi-professional conditions on her graduation film "Electra".


Daria Kashcheeva
Daria Kashcheeva
Daria Kashcheeva
Daria Kashcheeva
Alexander Kashcheev
Tomás Frkal
Production Design
Marek Špitálský
Lucas Verreman
Zuzana Křivková, Martin Vandas