Friday, March 23, 2007

'Offside': A soccer movie


If you live in New York or Los Angeles, check out this new movie by Iranian director Jafar Panahi.

It's called 'Offside'. It's about a group of young women in Iran who aren't allowed into a stadium in Tehran, where the Iranian national soccer team is facing Bahrain in a qualifying match for the World Cup. So they decide to dress up as men to sneak in!

Ahh, the power of football ...

Please click here to read a review by the New York Times' A.O. Scott .

And click here to see a trailer and read more about this fascinating film.

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