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News number: 8712110765

13:28 | 2009-03-01

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Swiss Filmfest to Screen Iranian Film

TEHRAN (FNA)- Young Iranian filmmaker Ramtin Lavvafipour's Calm Down and Count to Seven is slated to compete at a Swiss international film festival.



The selecting board of Switzerland's 23rd Fribourg International Film Festival has selected Calm Down and Count to Seven by Iranian director Ramtin Lavvafipour to compete at the event, beginning March 14 and extending to March 21.

Calm Down and Count to Seven tells a story of smugglers dodging the law in Iran's islands in the Persian Gulf. Shot with dynamic camera work in a documentary style using locals, the film reflects the changes in a small fishing village as it moves away from a traditional way of life toward becoming a consumer society, press tv reported.

The film shows how traditional fishing has been replaced by smuggling of all kinds in a village in the Persian Gulf. The film focuses on the involvement of a teenage boy in this traffic and his fears.

Receiving the VPRO Tiger Award at the Netherlands' International Film Festival in Rotterdam, Calm Down and Count to Seven demonstrates Lavvafipour's ease in his metier. His Behind that Snowy Hill also received awards in Spain, Sweden, Australia and Italy.