Here you can read recent press reviews of The Boy Mir, and also download press kits containing useful resources.
Please click here to read the Guardian review and interview with Phil Grabsky.
Please click here to read a review in the Demokratie Spiegel, Germany.
“The result is a film that is simplicity itself yet moving and revealing.”****
Derek Malcolm, Evening Standard
“This fascinating documentary spans a decade in the life of an irrepressible boy…a portrait of resilience and optimism of young.” ****
Laurence Phelan, The Independent
Ed Porter, Sunday Times
“Keenly observed and totally authentic, this is pioneering stuff.”
Paul Bradshaw, Total Film
"the young hero stumbles into adulthood against the backdrop of war, making you laugh and breaking your heart in equal measure"
Village Voice, New York
"Mir gets under your skin in ways that are memorable and poignantly real"
Gary Goldstein, LA Times
"A fascinating peek at everyday rural Afghan life"
Dennis Harvey, Variety
"An understanding of Afghan culture better than anything we've seen yet, it's well worth its ninety minute screen time, and a lot more"
Jules Brenner, www.filmcritic.com.
"Surprising, fascinating and fulfilling...An unforgettable portrait of a boy and a country".
Ron Sutton, IDA Documentary Magazine
“The Boy Mir not only gives us a whole picture but several majestic shots of the rural Afghan landscape over a period of time… extremely authentic”
Ron Henson, American Film Institute Conservatory Arts Examiner
“revealing, sobering, and memorable”Malcolm Lewis – New Internationalist
"It's a side of Afghanistan rarely seen and one framed in a narrative that depicts the strength of the human spirit"
Tessa Moran, Washington City Paper
"At once intimate and hinting at the spectre of life in that remote global hot zone, Grabsky had plenty of luck on his side, alongside a knack for catching and harnessing the good stuff"
Josef Woodard, Santa Barbara Independent
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