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.
My Sunny Maad
Moje Slunce Mad
Czech Republic, France, Slovakia
Q&A with filmmaker(s)
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
Haji gul ASIR
Yaël Giovanna LÉVY
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