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Project Description

Offside

Sydney Premiere | 2013

Director's Biography
Director's Biography

Jafar Panahi, one of the most important independent filmmakers in Iran, identified with the Iranian New Wave film movement. His first full length feature film, The White Balloon (1995), written by the renowned Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami, had its first round of critical acclaim when it earned the Golden Camera Award at the Cannes Film Festival. Panahi was born in Mianeh, Iran, an Azerbaijani area outside of Tehran. His last three films, The Circle (2000), Crimson Gold (2003) and Offside (2006) were banned by the Islamic government of Iran.

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Synopsis

A handful of girls struggle to make their way into the man’s world of an Iranian soccer stadium. World Cup season is just around the corner, and Iran’s team is playing a game against Bahrain that will determine who will be competing in soccer’s greatest tournament.

Festivals

  • Berlin International Film Festival
  • New York Film Festival
  • Toronto Film Festival

Production Team

Director
Jafar Panahi
Country
Iran
Runtime 
99 min
Language
Persian with English Subtitles
Premiere Status 
Classification 
18+
Year
2008
Screenwriter 
Producer
Jafar Panahi
Cinematographer 
Editor
Cast
Sima Mobarak-Shahi, Shayesteh Irani & Ayda Sadeqi

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