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Man of the House

DFI Cinema

Khalifa AlMarri / Short Narrative / Qatar / 2015 / 8 min / Colour / DCP2K
In Arabic / English subtitles
Interests: Horror, Drama, Middle Eastern, Thriller, Social Issues, Crime, Mystery, Youth, Adventure, Suspense, Family, Death
World Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance is advised for viewers under the age of 13. Individuals under the age of 13 are not admitted into cinemas unless accompanied by an individual aged 18 or older.



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Synopsis

A teenager lovingly cares for his baby brother. His parents, he explains in voiceover, have left the family, so he is now the man of the house. But something doesn't feel right in this home – it’s not clear why the adults have left, and the boy's other sibling is starting to behave erratically… ‘Man of the House’ touches on themes of responsibility with a clever genre twist.

About the Director

Khalifa AlMarri was born in Qatar in 1992. An artist who has made several contributions to the fine art community in Qatar, he is the director of ‘Man of the House’, which won a Made in Qatar Award at Ajyal in 2015 and was invited to the third GCC Film Festival in Abu Dhabi. AlMarri studied Mass Communications at Qatar University and holds a diploma in Directing and Filmmaking from the New York Film Academy. He made ‘Fragile’ as part of a joint Doha Film Institute – La Fémis summer course in Paris in 2016. He is currently in development with the short film ‘Selective Mutism’.

Credits

Director
Khalifa AlMarri
Screenwriter
Khalifa AlMarri
Producer
Khalifa AlMarri
Editor
Khalifa AlMarri
Music
Khalifa AlMarri
Cinematographer
Khalifa AlMarri
Cast
Hamad Almarri, Ibrahim Almarri, Thamer Almarri

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