Migrants

Seest thou not that they wander distracted in every valley?
Migrants is 85 minute in duration and is an experimental film with no dialogues. The film follows fifteen different persons yet does not tell their stories. We have fifteen stories, but not told. This film, in a way, is a cinematic interpretation of Jerzy Grotowski's poor theatre. Poor in everything.
Regardless of its production condition, everything that we see in the film is simultaneously in it, and it is not. We encounter a bird that both is and is not. A train that passes and does not. A car that drives by and does not. An explosion that occurs and does not. And a people who exist and do not. This is what migration is. You leave your place of birth but you are, as if, still there. You go somewhere else, you feel yourself physically somewhere else but have left behind your real self.

  • Masoud Ahmadi
    Director
  • Masoud Ahmadi
    Writer
  • Shima Poursahmedin
    Producer
  • Shima Poursahmedin
    Key Cast
  • Ghazaal Rafiee
    Key Cast
  • Amin Dowlatkhah
    Key Cast
  • Sara Zarei
    Key Cast
  • Mobina Kheiri
    Key Cast
  • Maryam Dehghani
    Key Cast
  • Shiva Bafahm
    Key Cast
  • Genres:
    Drama
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 25 minutes 1 second
  • Completion Date:
    April 20, 2022
  • Country of Origin:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Shooting Format:
    4K, Raw, Black Magic, Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Masoud Ahmadi

Born on 1981 in Shiraz, which is the city of Hafez and Saadia, great poets with global fame. And of course, the city of Persepolis.
I started filmmaking 23 years ago, starting with short films that achieved success in plenty of festivals.
Then I came into making documentary and experimental films.
Also, I’m working in theater for many years, both in director and playwriter fields and all the plays and playwrights were performed in several festivals and achieved prices.
After making more than 20 short films and documentary and about 20 theaters, I made my first feature film in a complete experimental atmosphere, somehow that in our current geography we have the obligation to innovate poor cinema, appealing to poor theater that Jerzy Grotowski innovated before, therefore we did so.

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Director Statement

Migrants is the acquaintance story of past and today of my land. People struggling to migrate from their home country under any circumstance. Migration is easy for some and hard for others.