Gradually... Be Ahestegi... - LA Film Festival (June 27, 2006)
Iran, 2005, 74 min, Color, 35mm
In Persian with English subtitles
Directed By: Maziar Miri
Producer: Jahangir Kosari
Executive Producers: Jahangir Kosari, Maziar Miri
Cinematographer: Hassan Karimi
Editor: Maziar Miri
Music: Mohammad-Reza Darvishi
Cast: Mohammad-Reza Foroutan, Niloofar Khoshkholgh, Hassan Poorshirazi, Maryam Boobani, Shahrokh Frootanian
Seyed Mahmoud is a welder hard at work on the Iranian railway when he learns that his wife has disappeared. Returning to Tehran, Mahmoud finds few people willing to help him locate her, while the rumor that she has run away and humiliated him provides unending neighborhood gossip. This provocative second feature from director Maziar Miri begins as a realistic domestic mystery, but as it challenges ingrained societal stigmas it ultimately speaks in the powerful — and hopeful — language of a modern-day myth.
Born in 1972 in Tehran, Maziar Miri is a graduate of editing from IRIB’s College in 1996. He Started His film career as an editor in Iranian TV channels and edited a number of TV series as well as documentaries... He made a 3-part documentary on “Iranian Nature” from 1997-1999 and his first experience in fiction cinema is “Robin Hood” (1996). He co-directed a TV series, “Rezayate Family” in 1997 and then directed “This Film Is Not Important”, a short fiction on Iranian classic music which is still in post-production. “Unfinished Song”; his first feature was awarded and well received in International level. “Gradually…” is his second feature film.