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Miro, More than a Box Office

Miro, More than a Box Office

According to the Fajr International Film Festival (FIFF), the press conference of the movie “Miro” was held after screening on Sunday, February 4, 2024.

The media event was attended by Hossein Rigi (director), Peyamn Shirkhani (scriptwriter), Saeed Elahi (producer), and the cast of the movie, including Soudabeh Beyzaee, Amir-Reza Delavari, Hamid Ebrahimi, Ayyoub Afshar and Mehdi Din-Mohammadpour.

Appreciating all the cast and crew of the movie, Elahi, the producer of the film, said that without Afshar who is a native to Sistan and Baluchestan province, the crew would not have been able to use the potential of this area.

Saying that the initial idea of Miro was Rigi’s, Elahi said that he and Farabi Cinema Foundation then participated to make it.

He continued “Miro” is meant to have more achievements than just box office, saying that the movie has a lot to say, like the concept of self-confidence.

The movie “Miro” is a different work in Sistan and Baluchistan. This province has always been considered a deprived region and this issue has caused it to be considered only from the aspect of deprivation. Elahi reminded: Regardless of the shortcomings of this film, “Miro” is strategic and has a noble and patriotic look. Sistan and Baluchistan province has untouched delicate points that we tried to depict.

Addressing the audience Hossein Rigi, the film director stated, “Children and teenagers have always been important to me because they are the future of this country. The genre of children and teenagers does not have a blockbuster box office anywhere in the world, except for Hollywood. Of course, in other countries, they support this genre”.

He also thanked his mother, who was present in the presser, for her unconditional support. The audience then gave her a round of applause.

Shirkhani, the writer of the story, said that “Miro” tries to stay clear of the clichés of trafficking, theft, poverty, and thugs, which used to be seen in the other movies about Sistan and Baluchistan province. “Miro” provides a more realistic view of the area.

Afshar, the Balouch actor in the film “Miro,” also said whenever talking about Baluch people, everyone imagines someone holding a gun and wearing a turban, but “we are artists too.”

He added he does not say that there are no smugglers in Sistan and Baluchistan, but that’s not the whole picture.

“Before the (Islamic) Revolution (in 1979) until now, the films made in this region portrayed a distorted image of the people,” he said and added that “Miro” is the first film that depicts the reality of the Baluch people.

Din-Mohammadpour, who plays the role of “Miro,” said that acting is not his profession, but he has been in two films. “When I read the script, I decided to act in it because it portrayed the real image of my province.”

“One of the challenges of shooting the movie was that we didn’t even have a single day off, and we spent about 10 days on water.”

Regarding the name of the film, the director, Rigi, explained that “Miro” is a Baluchi name. “I became familiar with this name years ago and even made a documentary about it. I felt that this name was suitable for this story, and thus, the film was titled “Miro.”.

Speaking about the experience of playing the role of a Sistani woman, Beyzaee said, “The character was (like) a different mother to me. In the heroic voyage of Miro, her mother had an important role, something that I had never seen in other screenplays”.
Presided by Mojtaba Amini, the 42nd edition of Iran’s largest annual film festival will be held from February 1-11, 2024, in Tehran.

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