Czech animated film ‘My Sunny Maad’ promo trailer about family
by Alex Billington
June 10, 2021
“I knew straight away that it was him. Totem Films has released the first promotional trailer for a Czech animated film titled My Sunny Maad, premiered at the 2021 Annecy Festival this month. It’s still looking for a cast, but with a premiere soon, it should gain more attention. The story is about a Czech woman who falls in love with an Afghan man and then follows him to post-Taliban Afghanistan, where she has no idea what life awaits her or what family she is. she is about to join. A “culture shock” story based on love and how you just have to open your eyes to other cultures to understand them. With the voices of Zuzana Stivinova, Martha issova, Hynek Čermák, and Ivan trojan. My God, that looks like a really great story, and the hand-drawn animation is gorgeous, of course. Hopefully this will find international distribution soon after the premiere in Annecy because it seems like the whole world deserves to see this story told.
Here is the first trailer of the festival (+ poster) for Michaela Pavlátová My Sunny Maad, of Youtube:
When Herra, a young Czech woman, falls in love with Nazir, an Afghan, she has no idea what life awaits her in post-Taliban Afghanistan, nor of the family she will meet: a grandfather. feminist, a child who shines with his intelligence, and Freshta, who would do anything to escape her violent and authoritarian husband. Like all women in the family, Herra wears a burqa and hides in a closet when guests arrive. Soon she starts a new job with an American, Heidi, who doesn’t really understand how women live in Afghanistan let alone not everyone wants to be saved by the West. My Sunny Maad is directed by Czech filmmaker Michaela Pavlatová, is currently making his first animated film after directing Night owls and Unfaithful games previously, as well as some short films. The screenplay is written by Ivan Arsenyev and Yaël Giovanna Lévy, adapted from the novel “Frista” by Czech journalist and humanitarian Petra Procházková. It’s premiering at the 2021 Annecy Film Festival this summer – it’s still looking for distribution. No other version is yet defined. First impression? Who is interested ?