Ship of Theseus – a gripping film by Anand Gandhi

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Ship Of Theseus

Releasing on 07 November 2013 by Mind Blowing Films

Written and Directed       by: Anand Gandhi

Starring: Aida     Al-Khashef, Neeraj Kabi,   Khushboo, Ranka

Official Selection:

Toronto International Film Festival

International Film Festival Rotterdam

London Film Festival

Los Angeles Film Festival

Sydney Film Festival

Brisbane International Film Festival

Synopsis: Aaliya Kamal (Aida El-Kashef) is a visually impaired and celebrated photographer in the process of undergoing a cornea transplant that will restore her vision. Though the surgery  is a success and Aaliya’s vision is restored, she has trouble adjusting to her newfound sense of sight and is dissatisfied with  her resulting photography.

Maitreya (Neeraj Kabi), an erudite monk, is part of   a petition to ban animal testing in India. When he is diagnosed       with liver cirrhosis, his reluctance towards medication is questioned and he       must now depend on the people he’s         been fighting against – a path he refuses to take. A very young     stockbroker, Navin (Sohum Shah), has just had his kidney transplanted. He soon learns of a case of kidney tourism involving an impoverished bricklayer, Shankar. His initial fear is that his new kidney originally belonged to this       man. Further investigation proves otherwise, but Navin takes matters into his own hands and confronts the actual recipient in Stockholm.

Reception:   Ship of Theseus is the first feature film from Anand Gandhi. Through three intertwining stories, Ship of   Theseus explores questions of identity, justice, beauty, meaning and death. The film examines the notion of the self and the idea that a human changes through a period of time. The     problems the characters encounter have them questioning their beliefs and potentially changing their outlook.

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