Michaela Pavlatova: “I made a film about Afghanistan by accident”

MAINTENANCE – The Czech director, known for her animated shorts, goes feature-length with my afghan family .

While Michaela Pavlatova has produced two live-action feature films, the Czech director is best known for her animated shorts, selected and awarded at many festivals. With my afghan familyit passes for the first time to the long one by adapting Freshta, the novel by her compatriot Petra Prochazkova, a war correspondent in the conflict zones of the former Soviet Union, from Chechnya to Afghanistan. Meeting with Michaela Pavlatova, also director of the animation department at the Prague Film School.

LE FIGARO. – What interested you in the novel by Petra Prochazkova?

Michaela Pavlatova. – Petra Prochazkova is a war journalist, she likes to live in dangerous places. However, reading his novel, I discovered that there were very different things but also very similar things in our lives. In Afghanistan, people also have family problems. There is the nice grandfather, the brother-in-law…

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