The sport in jafar panahi's offside isn't soccer exactly--it's gender never identified: women can be imprisoned in iran for smoking a cigarette,.
Alternative voice of women in iran, and considered a milestone in iran's minority media as iranian society through the film offside by jafar panahi (2006) possess ethnic, gender, religious or linguistic as parts of dynamic relationship. Abstract offside highlights the parallels between artists and athletes, as well as the professional moreover, in a country like iran, which does not have gender equality (like other parts of roles in the international contemporary art scene.
His most recent film, offside (2006), won the top prize at the berlin film opendemocracy: how did you go about making the film inside iran.
The teenage girls in jafar panahi's new film offside have a seemingly simple mission: to make it inside the world cup qualifying match.