|Biographical detail : ||Iranian film director
In his newest movie ‘Offside’ (2006) Panahi continues his cinematic assault against Iran’s social ills by highlighting the absurdity of a rule that doesn’t allow women to go to attend football matches.
In his 1995 feature debut ‘The White Balloon’, a little girl out to buy a goldfish is preyed upon by hustlers trying to separate her from her cash. Panahi’s ‘The Circle’ (2000) explores the intertwining stories of different women, all victims of a sexist society. And ‘Crimson Gold’ (2003) is an exposé of economic inequality wrapped in a crime thriller.