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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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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 is a visual 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. 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. ‘Embodiment’ was one of his abstract documentaries that played very well in festivals worldwide. His documentary film ‘Voyager’ is now travelling the world, screening in several festivals and exhibitions. He just finished shooting his latest narrative short film ‘Olayan’ that was part of the QFF by the DFI. Currently, he’s shooting a web series with the Ministry of Defense about the national service.


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