The Glory of Terrible Eliz
Czech Republic | 2021 | 28 min. | DoP: Tomáš Frkal | directors and screenplay: Adam Struhala, Eliška Kováříková | cast: Karolína Paterová, Vít Gajdoš, Lukáš Hogen, Yasin Svoboda, Lukáš Souček, Nina Strnadová, Šimon Janeček, Martina Čurdová, Vojtěch Mašek, Saša Gedeon, Roman Čedík | prodution: Miloš Lochman, Barbora Skoumalová
In the school cafeteria, three friends tell stories about their classmate Eliz, who is the focus of their interest. The boys deal with their affection for her in their own way: they compete with each other to see who can come up with the better and scarier story. In all of them, Eliz plays the role of the main, demonic heroine. One tells a scary story, one tells a sports story, and one adds a romantic story. But is everything true, or just figments of their imagination? The film tells the story of pre-pubescent boys encountering the opposite sex for the first time. Boys at this age start to be fascinated by girls, but at the same time, this unfamiliarity makes them afraid in a way and they don't know how to deal with it.