Period Drama

Period Drama

Michaela is young and ready for it. However, when she finally gets her first period, it doesn’t feel the way it should. It is a nightmare.

Period Drama is a short animated film composed of four chapters with plot points referencing the biological events that occur during the phases of a menstrual cycle. Menstruation connects the four vignettes like a secret thread. Through the humorous gaze of a character, the film analyses menstruation’s essential and often baffling presence in one’s life. While commenting on adolescence, gender politics, sexuality, motherhood and Orlando Bloom, Michaela takes us on a surreal trip that begins with her first period and continues as she, much like an egg, matures.

Director’s statement
I got my first menstruation when I was 14. I was the last one in my class and it was too late to feel comfortable about it. Since then, I have had a lifelong fascination about everything that is connected to it. In my film, I want to explore the difference between the truth and the fictional narratives by using visual imagery of various animation techniques as well as a limited pastel colour palette drawn from sterile menstrual advertising. Full of blue blood with no red. A lot of fiction, but not much reality. Period Drama is a film about memories, embarrassing stains and private, but often public dramas.

Country of production

Czech Republic, Slovakia

Target audience

Young adults, Adults

Animation Technique

2D vector based, Drawing, Stop motion

Production company Worst Films

Looking for

Co-producer, Sales agent / distributor, Broadcaster, Festival representative, Post-production studio, Animator(s)


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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