Ramin Bahrani

The return of neo-realism: the cinema of Ramin Bahrani

Man Push Cart

Ramin Bahrani
87’ / 2005
U.S.A

LEMESOS
Friday  27.04 @ 18:00
NICOSIA
Wednesday  25.04 @ 18:00

Man Push Cart tells the story of Ahmad a former Pakistani rock singer who ekes out a living selling coffee and doughnuts to morning commuters from his push cart in Midtown Manhattan, in order to provide a better life for his estranged young son. The routine of his hard life is brightened by two developments: the arrival of a young Spanish woman working in a newspaper kiosk; and an offer of assistance from a wealthy fellow Pakistani, who remembers Ahmad’s former life as a rock star.

Goodbye Solo

Ramin Bahrani

91’ / 2008
U.S.A

LEMESOS
Thursday  26.04 @ 18:00
NICOSIA
Friday  27.04 @ 18:00

On the lonely roads of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, two men forge an improbable friendship that will change both of their lives forever. Solo is a Senegalese cab driver working to provide a better life for his young family. William is a tough Southern good ol’ boy with a lifetime of regrets. One man’s American dream is just beginning, while the other’s is quickly winding down. But despite their differences, both men soon realize they need each other more than either is willing to admit.

Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/embed/U5IGC59Q9y8

Chop Shop

Ramin Bahrani

84’ / 2007
U.S.A

LEMESOS
Wednesday  25.04 @ 18:00
NICOSIA
Sunday  29.04 @ 18:00

Alejandro, a tough and ambitious Latino street orphan on the verge of adolescence, lives and works in an auto-body repair shop in a sprawling junkyard on the outskirts of Queens, New York. In this chaotic world of adults, young Alejandro struggles to make a better life for himself and his 16-year-old sister, Isamar. But when their dream, and their loving relationship, is threatened by the hard truths of life, work, and one another, the children find themselves forced to make the kinds of difficult decisions that most adults never have to face.