PHOTOGRAPH - Sunday Schmooze Hosted by Fred Craden



Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 2 Sun, Jul 21 10:00 AM


Sunday Schmooze Hosted by Fred Craden


Sunday, July 21, Bagels 10 am, Film 11 am
$11 Members | $16 Public

Two lives intersect in Mumbai and develop a connection that transforms them in ways that they could not expect in this tender romance from the director of The Lunchbox.

Rafi works as a street photographer in Mumbai, snapping portraits for tourists. When his ailing grandmother—who has always hoped that Rafi would start a family—comes to visit, he scrambles to appease her. A chance encounter with kind-hearted and lonely Miloni offers the perfect opportunity, since she is happy to play along when Rafi asks her to be his pretend companion. Yet even as the scheme throws into sharp relief the class differences that would stand in the way of such a union, the line between hypothetical and real affections grows ever hazier. Ritesh Batra (The Lunchbox) returns with a delicate tale of quiet romance, finding the beauty in fleeting moments of connection amidst the chaos of an increasingly isolating and stratified city. Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Sanya Malhotra bring warmth and vulnerability to Rafi and Miloni’s bittersweet coupling, as Batra masterfully reminds us of the joy of sharing life’s small pleasures. The result is a tender ode to the rarity of true communion. (India/USA, 2019, 108 Mins, PG-13, Hindi & English | Dir. Ritresh Batra)