Ajyal Film Festival 2022

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Special Screening, Ajyal at Katara - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

Vera Brunner-Sung / Short Documentary / United States of America / 2020 / 17 min / Colour / DCP / In English / Arabic subtitles / MENA Premiere
Rated: Mature subject matter which may not be suitable for minors. Parental guidance is strongly advised.Individuals under the age of 15 are not admitted into cinemas.


Actor Mark Metcalf made his reputation playing aggrieved authority figures, most famously in National Lampoon’s Animal House and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Now in his 70s, he takes a critical look back on his life and career in this meditation on power, privilege, and the perils of being a “type”. See-sawing between essay and portrait film, ‘Character gives us a fascinating insight into the world of method acting and Metcalf’s considerable career.

About the Director

Vera Brunner-Sung was born in Michigan to parents from Korea and Switzerland. Her films have been screened at festivals and museums around the world. Her first feature, ‘Bella Vista’, premiered at the 2014 International Film Festival Rotterdam (Bright Future) and won her the George C. Lin Emerging Filmmaker Award at the San Diego Asian Film Festival. She is the recipient of a Sundance FilmTwo and Center for Asian American Media fellowship.


Vera Brunner-Sung
Vera Brunner-Sung
Vera Brunner-Sung
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