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One of the first Iranian  films I watched-Offside directed by Jafar Panahi. A brilliant film for me as I love football and go to matches regularly and a real wake-up call to realise that women in Iran are not allowed to attend football matches.

Offside” is a comedy film about a group of Iranian girls who attempt to enter Tehran’s Azadi Stadium by disguising themselves as men. It was¬†filmed at the actual 2006 World Cup qualifying match between Iran and Bahrain at the Azadi Stadium which Iran won to duly qualify.

A little off-beat but definitely worth a watch!

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