“As Simple As That” is an Iranian film directed by Reza Mirkarimi. It depicts a common issue – the loneliness of a housewife. The film is a brilliant example of how a mundane every day phenomena can be transformed into a poignant piece of cinematic art. This film was screened in Delhi courtesy Iran Culture House and Habitat Film Club.
Indian Express film club held a screening of Ankhon Dekhi, a 2014 Hindi film by Rajat Kapoor. It revolves around the life of a middle aged family man and his principle of “Seeing is believing”. It is a new age film sans glamour and item songs and most definitely deserves a watch.
An Iranian film that revolves around the life of a single middle aged woman who lives with her ailing father who repairs lanterns. Mundane as it sounds the director has juxtaposed this simple narrative on an idyllic snow- covered fog laden mountain setting. With very few dialogues this film, it is a meditative journey about hope.