How My Grandmother Became A Chair


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.


9min | Lebanon, Germany | 2021


Directors: Nicolas Fattouh

Nicolas Fattouh (born February 26, 1994 in Monsef - north Lebanon) is a visual artist and director. He graduated from Academie Libanaise Des Beaux Arts in 2015 with his animation “Le voleur de casseroles”. 2018 his debut film “How grandmother became a chair” received The Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung as german-lebanese co-production.


Writers:  Nicolas Fattouh | Producers: Fabian Driehorst, Nermine Haddad | Animation: Till Machmer | Sound: Rana Eid, Francois Yazbeck | Music: Cedric Kayem | Language: No Dialogue