Animation: How My Grandmother Became a Chair

Director: Nicolas Fattouh (Lebanon)
Producers: Fabian Driehorst (Germany), Nermine Haddad (Lebanon)

Title: How My Grandmother Became a Chair
Genre: Animation
Lenght: 8 min

It is the story of a grandmother becoming a chair, nine children becoming greedy roosters, and a thorny housekeeping beast becoming human

Jury statement:
A metaphor of metamorphosis, this project’s message is universal. Creatively presented with a personal reflection, we immediately relate to its characters and objects. Touching on issues that are timeless, and posing questions that we all ask at one time or another, this film promises to bring tears and smiles to audiences worldwide. Age, death, family, legacy, loyalty and class discrimination are but a few of the topics that this piece daringly yet poetically tackles.    

Das Team

© David Ausserhofer, Berlinale Talents 2018
Fabian Driehorst, Nicolas Fattouh, Nermine Haddad