Offside InvitationIranian Film ‘Offside’ by Jafar Panhi will be screened on 29th Aplir at Desh Bhagat Yadgar Hall, Jalandhar by People’s Voice. The details are given below:

Language : Presian with English Subtitles
Duration : 93 Minutes
Vanue : Desh Bhagat Yadgar Hall, Jalandhar
Date & Time : 29th April, 2012 at 5 P.M.
You are cordially invited

Offside is a 2006 Iranian film directed by Jafar Panahi, about girls who try to watch a World Cup qualifying match between Iran and Bahrain 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.Most of the characters in the film are not named. The film was filmed at an actual stadium, at a real life qualifying match for the Iranian National team.
About Driector:
Jafar Panahi is an Iranian filmmaker and is one of the most influential filmmakers in theIranian New Wave movement. He has gained recognition from film theorists and critics worldwide and received numerous awards including the Golden Lionat the Venice Film Festival and the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival.On 20 December 2010, Jafar Panahi was handed a six-year jail sentence and a 20-year ban on making or directing any movies, writing screenplays, giving any form of interview with Iranian or foreign media as well as leaving the country. Panahi’s first feature film came in 1995, entitled White Balloon. This film won a Camera d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. His second feature film, The Mirror, received the Golden Leopard Award at the Locarno Film Festival. His most notable offering to date has been The Circle (2000), which criticized the treatment of women under Iran’s Islamist regime. Jafar Panahi won theGolden Lion, the top prize at the Venice Film Festival for The Circle, which was named FIPRESCI Film of the Year at the San Sebastián International Film Festival, and appeared on Top 10 lists of critics worldwide.Panahi also directed Crimson Gold in 2003, which brought him the Un Certain Regard Jury Award at the Cannes Film Festival. During that time Panahi was detained in the JFK airport, New York, while taking a connection from Hong Kong to Montevideo, after refusing to be photographed and fingerprinted by the immigration police. After being chained and waiting for several hours, he was finally sent back to Hong Kong.
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