Directed by Michaela Pavlátová, animation, 81 min, eng subtitles, 16+
Written by Ivan Arsenjev, Yaël Levy
Getting married is always a big step, but for Helena, a Czech economics student, it feels more like a leap. After falling in love at first sight, she leaves the hip cosmopolitan environment of Prague and moves to post-Taliban Kabul to start a new life as the wife of an Afghani man, Nazir, and as a member of his large family.
Introducing complex, layered characters and going far beyond trivial observations and jokes about “culture shock”, this is a subtle, dreamy, melancholic, disturbing and beautifully crafted animated film telling a riveting and intimate story about love and coming to terms with cultural differences while striving to preserve one´s own integrity and sense of freedom.
The film won the Jury Award at the renowned Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2021 and the Best Animated Film Award at the Gudalajara IFF 2021.
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