Film Tuesday: “Offside” (2006)


The film for Tuesday, 2 December will be “Offside” (2006). This is a drama from one of Iran’s most acclaimed writer-directors, Jafar Panahi. The story concerns women who want to watch a world cup qualifying match, but are barred from doing so because of their sex. It is in some respects critical of the regime, but with elements of warmth and comedy.
It was filmed largely on location with a limited budget. Perceived as subversive, the release of the film was severely restricted within Iran.