Source: Tehran Times
"The Last Days of Winter", an Iranian documentary directed by Mehrdad Oskuii, has received a special mention at the Traces de Vies Documentary Film Festival in Clermont-Ferrand, France.
A poster for "The Last Days of Winter"
The film won the honor in the Regard Social section of the festival, which was held from November 26 to December 2.
"The Last Days of Winter" is about seven Iranian boys talking candidly about their lives in a youth detention center.
The French documentary "Etre la" by Regis Sauder won the Regard Social Prix of the festival.
"Dossier 332" by the French director Noelle Pujol won the Grand Prix of the festival.
"The Last Days of Winter" has been acclaimed at several international events. It won the Prix de la competition jeunesse at the Escales Documentaires in La-Rochelle, France in November 2012.
The documentary was also picked for the best doc award at the International Oriental Film Festival (FIFOG) in Geneva, Switzerland in May 2012.
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