My Sunny Maad

My Sunny Maad

When a Czech woman falls in love with 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. A well-crafted and almost alarming animation about the intersection of love and war, personal will and cultural clash, devious cinematic play on human commitment at all costs.

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Direction: Michaela Pavlátová
Script: Ivan Arsenjev, Yaël Giovanna Lévy (based on the novel Freshta by Petra Procházková)
Editing: Evženie Brabcová
Sound: Régis Diebold, Mathieu Z’Graggen, Niels Barletta, Gregory Vincent, Jan Čeněk
Music: Evgueni Galperine, Sacha Galperine
Actors: Zuzana Stivínová, Haji gul Asir, Shahid Maqsoodi, Shamla Maqsoodi
Production: Negativ, Sacrebleu production, BFILM
Producers: Petr Oukropec, Kateřina Černá, Ron Dyens, Peter Badač
Co-production: Gao Shan Pictures, Innervision, Alkay
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Czech Republic, France, Slovakia
Production Year: 2021
Duration: 81'
Contact: Totem Films

Animation Directors: Michaela Tyllerová, Franck Bonay

Michaela Pavlátová

Michaela Pavlátová was born in Prague, Czech Republic. In 1987 she graduated from the Academy of Arts, Architecture, and Design in Prague. As an animation film director, her films have received numerous awards at international film festivals, including an Oscar nomination for Reci, reci, reci/Words, words, words. Besides her work for film, Michaela made animations for theatre performances in LaFabrika Prague. She teaches animation in the renowned FAMU academy in Prague, while she also taught at VSUP / Academy of Arts, Architecture, and Design in Prague, and abroad – in San Francisco (Academy of Art College, Computer Arts Institute, CCAC), and at Harvard University.


1991 Words, Words, Words (short)
2003 Faithless Games
2008 Deti noci
2012 Tram (short)
2021 My Sunny Maad