Student / Rising Stars


8 min.




A girl travels into her subconsciousness to find the root of the toxic relationship with herself.

A girl sits in a crowded subway car. She can't stand to look at her own reflection. As she looks around, she only notices the loving gestures of other people towards each other, which scares her. Every gesture pushes her deeper into anxiety, until she is forced to zoom into her own mind. A volcanic eruption destroys the living world of the strange planet. Following the remains of the lava she finds herself in her childhood living room. The lava is sinking through the closed bathroom door, dripping from the sink inside. She knocks on the door, the response is hurtful words from someone behind the door. When she finally opens the door, the lava floods the house, and in the bathroom mirror she notices herself looking back at her, there was no one else in the bathroom all along. The girl starts to drown in the lava, she notices the drain under the dripping faucet is blocked. When the girl falls unconscious, the plug breaks, and the lava drains out from the house. She snaps back into reality looking at herself in the opposite subway window. The door opens, she has arrived.

Director’s statement
It is often hard for me to look in the mirror because of the guilt and disgust I feel for myself, just as my main character does. It took me years to realize that it is because I see myself through the eyes of people who have caused me verbal trauma in the past. The inspiration for the film came from my own life, but I think it's a universal topic and many other people can relate to this. It has been very important for me to make this film because it has a story that may help others
realize what they are going through sooner than I did, and for those who don't live with something like this, it can also be interesting to see how certain people deal with a problem like this. I feel it's also important for me to express this chapter from my life through art, which has always helped me cope with the past.

Target audience

Late teens, Adults

Animation Technique


Looking for

Co-producer, Animation studio, Animator(s), Sound designer


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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