MY SUNNY MAAD
by MICHAELA PAVLÁTOVÁ
Written by Ivan Arsenjev e Yaël Giovanna Lévy / From the novel Frišta by Petra Procházková / Animation Franck Bonay and Jeanne Irzenski / Editing Evzenie Brabcová / Starring Eliska Balzerova, Hynek Cermák and Berenika Kohoutová / Produced by Petr Oukropec, Sacrebleu Productions
Czech Republic, France, Slovakia 2021 / 81′
V.O. sub. ITA – ENG
Cinema De Seta
Herra is a beautiful girl with long blonde hair and blue eyes, who is studying Economics at the University of Prague where she meets Nazir, an Afghan boy whom she will fall passionately in love with. This unexpected coup de foudre will lead her to leave Europe and move to in a post-Taliban Kabul, ready to start a new life together with her newly married husband and his family.
A Czech director and animator, Michaela Pavlátováwas born in Prague in 1961 where she studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Architecture and Design, graduating in 1987. Among her short films ‘Words, Words, Words’ (1991) was nominated for an Oscar and she also won a Golden Bear in 1995 in Berlin and the Cristal Award at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival in 2012.
In addition to her successful cinema career, rich in awards and accolades, Michaela Pavlátová teaches animation in Prague (FAMU / Academy of Performing Arts, Film and TV School), and she has also taught at the VSUP / Academy of Arts, Architecture, and Design in Prague, in San Francisco (Academy of Art College, Computer Arts Institute, CCAC) and at Harvard University.