A Very Ordinary Citizen
Dir. Majid Barzegar, 2015, IR, CZ
Tehran. Present day. After the death of his wife and the onset of the old age crisis, distraction and Alzheimer’s, Mr. Safari, an eighty-year-old pensioner, is persuaded to visit his son who lives abroad.
As a young woman assumes responsibility for providing Mr. Safari’s travel arrangements, Mr. Safari gradually falls in love with her, gives up the idea of traveling and decides to express his love for her at any price, even if it means committing murder before he loses his memory completely.
Director: Majid Barzegar 2015 Iran,Czech Republic, Tehrán
Born in 1973, Majid Barzegar holds a BcA. in film studies and MgA. in literature. His first feature film, Rainy Seasons, was included in the main competition at film festivals in Rotterdam, Montreal and Zlín. For his film Parvíz, Barzegar received a Special Recognition at the San Sebastian International Film Festival in Spain. His latest film, A Very Ordinery Citizen (Czech-Iranian co-production), is an example of a very distinctive narrative style and film language.