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3/23/07

FILM: OFFSIDE opens in New York and Los Angeles

 

 

LOS ANGELES
Music Hall, Beverly Hills
Town Center 5, Encino
Westpark 8, Irvine

NEW YORK:
Lincoln Plaza
Quad Cinema

 

Offside: www.sonyclassics.com/offside
Official Selection: Berlin / Toronto / NY Film Festivals 2006

Directed by Jafar Panahi

Written by Jafar Panahi and Shadmehr Rastin

Cast: Sima Mobarak Shahi, Safar Samandar, Shayesteh Irani, M.Kheyrabadi, Ida Sadeghi, Golnaz Farmani

 

 

Many Iranian girls love soccer as much as their countrymen and sport fans all over the world but, they are prevented by law from attending soccer matches or other public sporting events in their country.  Inspired by the day when his own daughter was refused entry to a soccer stadium in Iran, Jafar Panahi’s OFFSIDE follows a day in the life of a group of Iranian girls attempting to watch their team’s World Cup qualifying match against Bahrain at the stadium in Tehran.

 

 

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Many Iranian girls love soccer as much as their countrymen and sport fans all over the world but, they are prevented by law from attending live soccer matches in their country. Inspired by the day when his own daughter was refused entry to a soccer stadium in Iran, Jafar Panahi's OFFSIDE follows a day in the life of a group of Iranian girls attempting to watch their team's World Cup qualifying match against Bahrain at the stadium in Tehran.
 
 
 

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