Archive of films Man Push Cart / Man Push Cart

USA / Iran
2005, 87 min

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
Year: 2006

Once a famous pop singer in his homeland of Pakistan, Ahmad now finds himself peddling coffee and donuts on the streets of New York as he fights to regain his dignity and the love of his little son. A convincing portrait of emigration, unfulfilled dreams, loneliness, despair and loss of hope, shot with minimalist approaches but with maximum authenticity.


Synopsis

Once a famous pop singer in his homeland of Pakistan, Ahmad now finds himself peddling coffee and donuts on the streets of New York as he fights to regain his dignity and the love of his little son. For a brief moment he thinks he can change his life for the better. And that he will be able to find love in his heart again. But isn’t this just another illusion? A convincing portrait of emigration, unfulfilled dreams, loneliness, despair and loss of hope, shot with minimal funding but with maximum authenticity. A truly independent film.

About the director

Ramin Bahrani (b. 1975, North Carolina) graduated from Columbia University, NY, with a degree in film theory. In 1998 he left the US to live in his parents’ homeland, Iran, for the first time in his life. He stayed for three years and shot his first film there, Strangers (2000). He has made numerous short films and he also teaches acting and screenwriting. Man Push Cart (2005) is his second feature.

Contacts

Noruz Films
545 Polo Road, NC 27106, Winston-Salem
United States of America
E-mail: info@noruzfilms.com

About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
   
Director: Ramin Bahrani
Screenplay: Ramin Bahrani
Dir. of Photography: Michael Simmonds
Music: Peyman Yazdanian
Editor: Ramin Bahrani
Producer: Ramin Bahrani, Pradip Ghosh, Bedford T. Bentley III.
Production: Noruz Films
Cast: Ahmad Razvi, Leticia Dolera, Charles Daniel Sandoval, Ali Reza, Farooq “Duke” Mohammad, Upendran K. Panicker, Arun Lal, Razia Mujahid, Hassan Razvi, Mustafa Razvi, Altaf Houssein, Bill Lewis
Contact: Noruz Films

Guests

Matteo Lovadina

Sales Agent

Anais Clanet

Buyer, Sales Agent


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