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Michaela Pavlàtovà 2021 1h 20m

CineClub presents: MY SUNNY MAAD

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Herra, a young Czech woman, decides to leave everything behind to marry Nazir, whom she met at university. Married in Kabul, Afghanistan, she witnesses and participates in the upheavals her new family goes through after the fall of the Taliban. Herra’s daily life is suddenly shaken by the arrival of Maad, an unusual orphan who will become her son… Michaela Pavlatova crafted a magnificent animated film that won an award at the Annecy Festival.

About the director

Michaela Pavlátová (born 27 February 1961) is a Czech animator, film director, and teacher. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film for Words, Words, Words (1991) and won the Short Film Golden Bear for Repete (1995). As a feminist experimental animator, Michaela’s work explores themes of sex, gender, philosophy, and relationality. Beyond her independent work, she worked as the art director for Wildbrain Inc. She currently teaches animation at the Academy of Performing Arts, film, and TV School in Prague. Michaela has also taught at the Academy of Arts, Architecture, and Design in Prague, the Academy of Art College, Computer Arts Institute in San Francisco and at Harvard University in Prague.

Original title

Ma famille afghane


Pashto, Czech, Persian


Czech Republic, France, Slovakia

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