My Sunny Maad by Michaela Pavlátová at Cartoon Movie

08 March 2017

Czech Film

My Sunny Maad by Michaela Pavlátová at Cartoon Movie

Czech Film

My Sunny Maad by Michaela Pavlátová at Cartoon Movie

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A feature length animation My Sunny Maad directed by Michaela Pavlátová will be presented at Cartoon Movie (8-10 March 2017) in Bordeaux. 

A Czech-French coproduction (Sacrebleu Productions, Negativ) tells the story of Herra, a Czech woman, that falls in love with Nazir, an Afghan, but has no idea about the life that awaits her in post-Taliban Afghanistan, nor about the family she is about to join.

 A grandfather who is a feminist, an adopted young boy who astounds with his intellect, and Freshta, who will do anything to run away from her abusive husband. Like the other women in the family, Herra wears a burka and hides in a closet when guests arrive. She soon starts a new job with an American woman, Heidi, who has little understanding of the way women live in Afghanistan, and still less that not everybody wants to be saved by Westerners.
The story is based on a novel Frišta by Czech writer a and journalist Petra Procházková.

Michaela Pavlátová is a Czech filmmaker and animator, born in Prague. Her short animated film Repete (1995) won the Golden Bear at Berlinale, the Special Jury Prize at Annecy and the Grand Prix at the Hiroshima International Animation Festival. She also won the Cristal Annecy in 2012 for her short film Tram, which was also short-listed for an Academy Award an was presented at Cannes Flm Festival.

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