MY SUNNY MAAD
Moje slunce Mad/Ma famille afghane
The film My Sunny Maad is an adaptation of the book Freshta written by Czech journalist Petra Procházková. 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. A grandfather who is a feminist, an adopted young boy who astounds everyone with his intellect, and Freshta, who will do anything to escape her abusive husband. Like the other women in the family, Herra wears a burka and hides in a closet when guests arrive. She soon starts a new job with an American woman, Heidi, who has little comprehension of the way women live in Afghanistan, and still less that not everybody wants to be saved by the West.
/ Michaela Pavlátová / Czech Republic, France, Slovakia / 2021 / 80 min.
Migration, Slovakia and the Czech Republic for human rights