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  • It's Always Late For Freedom
  • Mehrdad Oskouei follows a couple of days in the lives of the boys in an Iranian reformatory.He establishes a warm and close relationship with them and asks them about their feeling and their plans for the future and tries to make them reflect on their emotional phone calls to their family and the family visits,It is subtle film,showing the hardships of those poor boys coping with Often violent fathers and with being on the bottom of Iranian society.---ULLA JACOBSEN, DOX MAGAZINE SHORT REVIEWS,ISSUE#71,PAGE 19,JULY 2007------------------------------------------------------ In It’s Always Late for Freedom, talented filmmaker Mehrdad Oskouei focuses his penetrating eye on the situation of young Iranian boys living in a juvenile detention center. With the same penchant for detail shown in his previous works, The Other Side of Burka and Nose Iranian Style,Oskouei communicates the harsh emotional reality of life behind bars forthese youngsters, along with their touching sense of camaraderie and loyalty to each other. The subject is a classic one, treated in many films, but the style is strongly personal and the filmmaker’s empathy piercingly sincere. ---DEBORAH YOUNG--- CHIEF INTERNATIONAL FILM CRITIC, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER ----------------------------- ----------------AWARDS ;------------------------------------------ 1- The best mid-length documentary award ;HOT DOCS int'l Doc film festival 2008,Toronto,canada 2-Special Jury award ; 3rd Ukrainian Int'l doc film fest,2007,kyiv,Ukrain 3-Runner up Trophy ; Tri-Continental Int'l film festival,2008 ,India 4-Mention of the jury ; Med Int'l film festival,2008,Rome ,Italy 5-Mention af the Jury ; 6th planet Doc review film festival,2009,worsow,Poland 6-Documentary award;Fajr Int'l film festival,2007,Tehram,Iran 7-The best documentary Award;Police int'l film festival,2008,Tehran,Iran 8-Nominated of the john Grierson Award;15th Doc-Fest sheffild,2008,Sheffield,England 9-Nominated of the best mid-length award;7th int'l Watch docs film festival;2007,worsow,poland.


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Mehrdad Oskouei

Year
2007

Status
Finished Film


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