Experiencing Interruptions?


Eliska is mistaken as cheating on her boyfriend while she hosts their friend Honza at home. Although Eliska wants to save the situation, eventually she has to choose a side after Honza reveals the truth.

  • Xueni Yang
  • Xueni Yang
    Selfish Me
  • Teodor Geonov
  • Markéta Krumphanzlová
    Key Cast
  • Patrick Švehelka
    Key Cast
  • Ivo Consi
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Psycho drama, romance
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 27 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 2, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    Czech Republic
  • Country of Filming:
    Czech Republic
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    16mm film
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - FAMU - Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague
  • Prague Youth Film Festival
    Czech Republic
    December 22, 2019
    Europe Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Florence Film Awards
    April 18, 2020
    Best Student Film Award
  • ARFF Amsterdam
    January 10, 2021
    Best Student Film
Distribution Information
  • Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague
Director Biography - Xueni Yang

Xueni Yang is a dancer, writer, and film director. She was born in China and has received her B.A. at Sarah Lawrence College. She has continued her education at Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU). Her narrative films often focus on the mentalities of human beings. Aiming to bring the audience different sensory experiences, she integrates various art media and seeks inspiration from minority groups. On the side, she is also active as a dancer and animator in films and stage performances. She has worked with many film professionals and artists such as Wen Xi (Xi'an Film Studio Co.), Fan Zhang (Bridging The Dragon), Daniel Fu Dong (The Monkey King 2), Margret Murphy (Leonard Soloway's Broadway), Ernest Abuba (You For Me For You), and Robin Starbuck (The Stag's Mirror).

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Director Statement

I often felt lonely and helpless when I was little. Isolated from my friends, I also felt trapped at home. Thus, I created an imaginary brother to be my companion. He was fictional but saved me from falling apart. This imagination that human has is a beautiful invisible shelter that only exists to hold us together and help us function in life. We are also deluded by ourselves and always a step further from so-called reality. Thus, it is hard to say how real your life is. The main character in the story, Eliska, has an imaginary boyfriend, but her fantasy will vanish sooner or later. When she is caught as a cheater, she wants to save the friendship between her and the boys. However, she eventually has to choose between them. The relationship between the three people is a metaphor for our relationship between realities and fantasies. The story is not only the seek of perfect love, but also a discussion of our existence.