Teta, Alf Marra (Arabic for: Grandmother, Multiple Times) is a narrative film about a fiery Beiruti grandmother.
The 50-minute film was created in 2010 as a UAE/Qatar/Lebanon co-creation with the monetary backing of the Doha Film Foundation and Screen Establishment Beirut. The film was delivered by Veritas Movies. It was the main film to be delivered by an organization situated in Twofour54, Abu Dhabi’s media content creation freezone.
“Teta, Alf Marra” accomplished a few ‘firsts’ for the provincial filmmaking industry. It was the first privately delivered narrative to show in quite a while in the UAE and secure territorial dispersion. It was likewise the principal narrative created in the GCC to fit the bill for Foundation Grants capability, with dramatic runs in Los Angeles and New York City.
The film is a beautiful narrative that puts a scrappy Beiruti grandma at the focal point of bold film practices intended to celebrate her numerous universes before they are deleted by the progression of time and her inevitable demise.
Teta Fatima is the 83-year-old matron of the Kaabour family and the sharp-witted sovereign honey bee of an old Beiruti quarter. With extraordinary closeness, the film records her amazing person as she battles to adapt to the quiet of her once-humming house and envisions what looks for her past death. In the interim, her cherished violin player spouse (perished 20 years) is both a fundamental nonattendance and presence. His elements manifest through the essence of their movie producer grandson while his beforehand unpublished violin extemporizations wind through her reality and that of the film. Teta, Alf Marra unites granddad, grandma and grandson in an energetic narrative that expects to resist a previous passing and a future one.
Teta, Alf Marra was coordinated by grant winning movie producer Mahmoud Kaabour.