Electra. A Poem

Electra. A Poem

Electra is not telling her own story. Electra is re-living her memories, colouring them, changing shades, then coulours as well.It is all just fiction. Electra's world is a game that she invented herself.

The controversial subject of the Oedipus complex in women. What would the myth of Electra look like in the current age, when almost every other marriage ends in divorce? How far is Electra led in her unconditional love for her father who had left the family when she was a young child? Electra. A Poem aims to explore the inner world of a woman who has since childhood been idealizing her father, rebelling against her mother and while growing up diving deeper and deeper into her own fantasy world to which she is drawn more than to real relationships. Gradually she builds up a strange deformed view of beauty which she tries to emulate. This way she keeps searching for the right relationship with her own body and sexuality, but growing up she loses more and more, injuring her body and destroying it.

Director’s statement
Electra. A Poem is a film that doesn’t have a typical narration of the main story. It is more important for me to express the inner world of the heroine, and her emotions, than the telling of her story. The plot does not develop step by step, but we skip from one memory to another, similar to how a human brain works when the individual memories follow one another by free association. I want to emphasise that the chosen form for this film is poetry by including „A Poem“ in the title, so I suggest to the viewer how to approach my film. The mosaic of the story will be supported by stylised combinations of various techniques e.g. pixilation, animation of objects, puppet animation and live acting. The topic is inspired by the Oedipus Complex in women, or rather the Electra Complex. Many women and girls who lost their father in childhood nowadays suffer from the Electra complex. It is not just due to death, but also the father leaving, divorcing the mother, a common occurence nowadays.


Daria Kashcheeva

Zuzana Křivková

Martin Vandas

Country of production

Czech Republic

Target audience


Animation Technique

stop motion

Looking for

postproduction, festivals


CEE Animation is supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and co-funded by state funds and foundations and professional organisations from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.

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