The Circle (Dayereh)

  • 2001
  • Iran / Italy
  • 1h 31min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jafar Panahi
  • Cast: Fereshteh Sadr Orafaei, Narges Mamizadeh Razlighi

Through a series of quotidian incidents, Panahi ('The White Balloon') presents a devastating yet profoundly empathetic portrait of Muslim women's stunted lives in Iran. United by discrimination, hypocrisy, courage and resilience, the women bravely denying their second-class status.

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