The foreign film everyone is talking about today is about coffee. Well, actually its the poingnant story about a Pakistani man who pushes a coffee cart around Wall Street.
Written and directed by Ramin Bahrani, an Iranian-American who also worked as a coffee-cart-man himself, prestigious film festivals all over the world are touting this atmospheric film as a firm favourite of the year.
The film focuses on the life of Ahmad, a Pakistani immigrant who pulls his coffee-filled quilted metal cart around the Wall Street environs from dawn. He serves his coffee to friendly “suits”, but the story takes shape when he befriends a customer who is a fellow Pakistani.
“Man Push Cart” has a haunting score, brilliant cinematography and a universal message which transcends the boundaries of class and culture.
And most importantly, it will make you wonder, the next time you are at a coffee shop or more appropriately, coffee cart – about the person pouring your cup of java. Hopefully, you’ll end up asking him yourself.