My Sunny Maad

Michaela PAVLÁTOVÁ Czech Republic, France, Slovakia 81 Min PG13 Southeast Asian Premiere

A slow-burning and restrained observation of a microcosm of post-Taliban Kabul in which the personal seems to equate to the political.

Helena leaves her native Prague for Kabul where she becomes Herra in her marriage to Nazir. Structured around vignettes of Herra’s new life, the film chronicles an outsider’s continuous negotiations about her place in a new community. Tensions build up to a quietly momentous decision when an outcasted child enters the family fold. Less about the clash of cultures than the forms of kinship one can find, the film explores how the boundaries of private political perspectives shift or remain resilient in the face of conflict and concession.

Timing & Venue

Price

2 December 2021,
Thursday, 6.45pm
Filmgarde Bugis+ 7

$15.00

Closed

All guests must present proof of vaccination (either via TraceTogether or HealthHub app) before entering the halls.

English Title

My Sunny Maad

Original Title

Moje Slunce Mad

Country

Czech Republic, France, Slovakia

Year

2021

Runtime

81 Min

Rating

PG13

Language(s)

Czech, Dari

Subtitles

English

Q&A with filmmaker(s)

Credits

Michaela PAVLÁTOVÁ

Michaela PAVLÁTOVÁ is a celebrated Czech animator and filmmaker who heads the animation department of the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU) in Prague. Pavlátová first broke out in the festival circuit with the Oscar-nominated short film Words, Words, Words (1991). Her debut animation feature, My Sunny Maad received the Jury Prize at Annecy Animation Film Festival this year.

Cast & Crew

Cast

Zuzana STIVÍNOVÁ
Haji gul ASIR
Shahid MAQSOODI

Screenwriter

Ivan ARSENJEV
Yaël Giovanna LÉVY

Producer

Petr OUKROPEC
Kateřina ČERNÁ
Ron DYENS
Peter BADAČ

Contact

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