Iranian documentary filmmaker Mehrdad Oskoui’s Last Days of Winter will compete at the 2012 edition of LaSalle Documentary Film Festival in France.
Oskuoi’s award-winning production will compete with films from Palestine, France, the Netherlands, Argentina, Brazil, the UK, Italy, the US, Switzerland, Germany, Canada and many other countries.
The Last Days of Winter
is about seven Iranian boys talking about their lives in a youth detention center.
The film has won the Blackberry Award of the 24th International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) and the Golden FIFOG award of the 7th International Oriental Film Festival of Geneva.
A graduate of Tehran's University of Arts, Oskoui has made nearly 20 successful films and documentaries, and is the founder of Iran's Short Film Society.
His 2004 production The Other Side of the Burka
won the 2005 Golden Dragon Award of the Cracow Film Festival.
Oskoui's Nose, Iranian Style
which focuses on the rhinoplasty epidemic in contemporary Iran, has also won him many international awards.
The 11th edition of LaSalle Documentary Film Festival will be held as part of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival from May 16 to 19.