Writer and Director: Ramtin Lavafi

Director of Photography: Morteza Hodaei

Editor: Hayedeh Safiyari

Sound Recorder: Vahid Moghadasi

Cast: Amir Jadidi, Parinaz Izadyar, Mahour Alvand, Saber Abar

Producer: Majid Motallebi

92 min, 4K, 2018, Color


It is midnight. Getting back from a party with his wife and two friends, Farzad hits something by his car. No one sees anything! After a long discussion, all confused and frightened, they leave the scene to one of friend’s house to think it over and do the right thing. But primary talks about the accident are soon replaced by discussions about hidden secrets.


Born in 1972 in Abadan/Iran, Ramtin Lavafi studied film making in IRIB University in Tehran. He made his first feature film Be Calm and Count to Seven in 2008 which won Tiger Award in 38th Rotterdam Intl Film Festival, also won Jury Prix of new Asian talent award in Shanghai IFF, Best Cinematography Award in Dubai IFF, Ecumenical Award in Fribourg IFF, and Special Mention of the best feature film in Rome Independent IFF. "Be Calm and Count to Seven" took part in more than fifty international film festivals around the world. Berlin -7 was the second film he made in Berlin in 2013 which won four awards in 31st Fajr Int’l Film Festival including Artistic Achievement and Human Rights awards.

Be Calm and Count to Seven 2008
Berlin -7 2013
Hat-Trick 2018


Festivals and Awards

- 21st Shanghai Int’l Film Festival, 16 – 25 June 2018, Shanghai – China (Golden Goblet Awards Competition Section)

- 37th Vancouver Int’l Film Festival, 27th September – October 12th 2018, Vancouver – Canada

- 8th Iranian Film Festival Australia, 18 October – 22 November 2018, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Canberra – Australia

- 22nd November 2018, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Canberra – Australia

- 16th Chennai Int’l Film Festival, 13 - 20 December 2018, Chennai – India

- 17th Dhaka Int’l Film Festival, 10th – 18th January 2019, Dhaka – Bangladesh (World Cinema)

- 11th Bengaluru International Film Festival, 7 – 14 February 2019, Bengaluru – India

- 19th Las Palmas Int’l Film Festival, 22 – 31 March 2019, Las Palmas – Spain

- 45th Seattle Int’l Film Festival, 16 May – 9 June 2019, Seattle - US

- 7th Festival Cinema d’Iran, 12 – 18 June 2019, Paris - France

- 3rd Malaysia Int’l Film Festival, 14 – 19 July 2019, Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia (Nominated in six categories in 3rd Malaysia Golden Global Awards 2019, winner of Best Film, Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor awards)

- Vancouver Cinematheque, 12th and 18th of August 2019, Vancouver – Canada

- 19th Yari Film Festival, 12 – 13 October 2019, Stockholm - Sweden