World Festival of Animated Film /
3 to 8 June 2019
World Festival of Animated Film / 3 to 8 June 2019
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M / The M

Karla Skok

Croatia / 2019 / 2' 45''


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Saturday, 08. 06.,
Tuškanac Cinema, 12:00 h


The main subject of the film is the unexpected arrival of the period and the protagonist’s perception of other people’s reactions towards her ‘condition’. As soon as the M arrives, the protagonist realises she is completely unprepared, since there are no menstrual pads or tampons in her purse. With that, an absurd mission filled with obstacles begins. She tries to keep the ‘red waterfall’ gushing between her legs hidden, which symbolises overthinking and a panicky state of mind. Through the protagonist’s actions, the author is questioning society and its relation to the individual. She also questions the attitude of the society towards period and how the individual deals with the same red taboo subject.

Karla Skok

Karla Skok (1995, Varaždin) is an animator. Animation production first piqued her interest at the age of 14, and that was when she became a member of Vanima, an animation studio for children in Varaždin. After finishing high school, she enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb – Animated Films and New Media programme. She gained the bachelor degree with the digital 2D animated short film called The M (2019), under the mentorship of professor Darko Bakliža. Her style is mostly cartoony with a comical atmosphere.



Karla Skok


Zagreb film; The Academy of Fine Arts Zagreb


Karla Skok


Karla Skok


Vjeran Šalamon


Vjeran Šalamon


Karla Skok


Karla Skok


Mentor: Darko Bakliža


Croatian Film Competition 1