Ajyal Film Festival 2022

All Films

How My Grandmother Became a Chair

Ajyal Competition

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.

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Synopsis

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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Credits

Director
Nicolas Fattouh
Producer
Fabian Driehorst, Nermine Haddad
Editor
Frédéric Schuld
Distributor
Fabian&Fred

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