19:30 - 23:00
Exerzierstr. 14, 13357 Berlin
Admission is free - donations are welcome
► Film Screening, Q&A/ Talk
Grandma, a Thousand Times // Teta, Alf Marra (2010)
A film by Mahmoud Kaabour
WED, June 19th, 2019
Start: 20.00 h
· ABOUT ·
From the award-winning director of Being Osama comes a poetic documentary that puts his feisty Beiruti grandmother at the center of brave film exercises designed to commemorate her many worlds before they are erased by the passage of time and her eventual death.
Teta Fatima is the 83-year old matriarch of the Kaabour family and the sharp-witted queen bee of an old Beiruti quarter. With great intimacy, the film documents her larger-than-life character as she struggles to cope with the silence of her once-buzzing house and imagines what awaits her beyond death. Meanwhile, her beloved violinist husband (deceased 20 years) is both an essential absence and presence. His features manifest through the face of their filmmaker grandson while his previously unpublished violin improvisations weave through her world and that of the film.
Teta, Alf Marra brings together grandfather, grandmother, and grandson in a playful magic-realist documentary that aims to defy a past death and a future one.
· MORE ·
Winner of Doha Tribeca’s 100,000$ cash prize presented personally by Robert de Niro, and 6 other Best Film and Audience Awards at Mumbai Film Fest, London International, DocsDF and Dox Box. Qualified at the oscars in 2011 and was named a New York Times Critic’s Pick.
· GOOD TO KNOW ·
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