Three Short Films by Ramin Bahrani

Three Short Films by Ramin Bahrani

3 Episodes

Contemporary American cinema’s foremost neorealist, Ramin Bahrani gave aching but lyrical expression to the experiences of outsiders and immigrants living on the margins of the American Dream in his acclaimed breakthrough features MAN PUSH CART and CHOP SHOP. This selection of shorts by Bahrani—including the wrenching family tragedy BLOOD KIN and the poignant ecological love story PLASTIC BAG (narrated by Werner Herzog)—display the unwavering humanism and eye for images of everyday poetry that have made Bahrani such a vital cinematic voice.

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Three Short Films by Ramin Bahrani
  • Plastic Bag

    Episode 1

    Directed by Ramin Bahrani • 2009 • United States
    Starring Werner Herzog, Barbara Weetman

    A plastic bag, thrown out in the trash, attempts to find his way back to his owner and along the way discovers the world in this poignant ecological love story narrated by Werner Herzog.

  • Lift You Up

    Episode 2

    Directed by Ramin Bahrani • 2014 • United States

    Glyn Stewart, an egg inspector on a farm in North Carolina, offers his hard-won lessons on life and happiness.

  • Blood Kin

    Episode 3

    Directed by Ramin Bahrani • 2018 • United States

    Ramin Bahrani unravels a true-crime tragedy in Red Oak, Texas, where the sins of a father and son haunt a family across generations.