10. January 2014
Offside, narrative movie by Jafar Panahi
Iran, 2006, 87 minutes
This Iranian film directed tells about girls who try to watch a World Cup qualifying match but are forbidden by law because of their sex. Female fans are not allowed to enter football stadiums in Iran on the grounds that there will be a high risk of violence or verbal abuse against them. The film was inspired by the director’s daughter, who decided to attend a game anyway. The film was shot in Iran but its screening was banned there.