February 23, 2017 0932 GMT
The Hindu said it has been a couple of decades since Iranian cinema has taken the world by storm. It should be no exaggeration to say that Iran, despite all the restrictions, makes some of the best films in the world.
'Where Are My Shoes?', which was screened on the fourth day of the Kozhikode International Film Festival(KIFF 2017), is another reminder about the quality of Iranian cinema. Directed by Kiumars Pourahmad, the film is about a moving tale about a man suffering from Alzheimer's.
The third edition of KIFF, which was held from February 10-16, was organized by Kozhikode Corporation, Bankmens Film Society and Aswini Film Society.
Habib Kaveh's life is in a shambles: His memory is getting increasingly worse, his wife and daughter have abandoned him and his brother intimidates him about a missing birth certificate. But, things get better when his daughter visits him, though he cannot recognize her.
As the film progresses, the audience gets to know how singularly life has treated him. But, things do get a little better for him. This drama has many moving moments.
It also boasts an exceptional performance by Reza Kianian as Habib. "Watching him perform, we realize why he is called Robert De Niro of Iran," the Hindu said.
There are fine efforts from the rest of the cast too, especially Mina Vahid, Roya Nonahali, Majid Mozaffari and Bahareh Kian Afshar.