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How My Grandmother Became a Chair

Ajyal Competition - Ajyal Film Festival 2020

Nicolas Fattouh / Short Narrative / Germany, Lebanon, Qatar / 2020 / 10 min / Colour / DCP2K / In No Dialogue / MENA 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.


An ageing grandmother loses her five senses, one after the other before finally becoming a wooden chair. Throughout her transformation, she realizes that her housekeeper is not the wild animal she once thought she was, but the caring and loyal family member she was sadly lacking. A poignant story about illness and growing old which employs imagination and metaphor to show the difficult and painful process of departing.

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Nicolas Fattouh
Fabian Driehorst, Nermine Haddad
Frédéric Schuld

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