My Sunny Maad

When Herra, a Czech woman, falls in love with Nazir, an Afghan man, she has no idea about the life that awaits her in post-Taliban Afghanistan, nor about the family she is about to join.

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Czechia, Slovakia, France 2021
  • English
85 min.
  • This film is available in the following territories: Czechia, Slovakia.

Getting married is always a big step, but for Helena it marks a fundamental change in her life. She leaves Prague behind and moves with Nazir to Kabul, where she becomes part of a family she has never met. The new world brings much joy, but also difficulties that a European married to an Afghan man must overcome. But the clash of cultures is just one theme in Michaela Pavlátová’s new film, which elegantly avoids taking a stereotyped view of its subject. My Sunny Maad is first and foremost a humanist exploration of the dynamics of human relationships, which – though they play out against the two-dimensional backdrop of a Central Asian city – also offers a more universal message about the importance of mutual respect and understanding.

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Director: Michaela Pavlátová
Based on: Petra Procházková
Screenplay: Ivan Arsenjev
Music: Jevgenij Galperin, Sacha Galperine
Sound: Jan Čeněk, Régis Diebold
Editing: Evženie Brabcová
Production Design: Michaela Pavlátová
Producer: Petr Oukropec, Kateřina Černá
Co-production: Arnauld Boulard
Cast: Zuzana Stivínová, Hynek Čermák, Ivan Trojan, Miroslav Krobot, Eliška Balzerová, Berenika Kohoutová

César Awards

2021 – Michaela Pavlátová (Best Animated Film)

Annecy International Animated Film Festival

2021 – Michaela Pavlátová (Best Feature Film)

Bucheon International Animation Film Festival

2021 – Michaela Pavlátová (International Competition - Feature Film)

Future Film Festival

2021 – Michaela Pavlátová (First Prize)

  • This film is available in the following territories: Czechia, Slovakia.