Thursday, July 9, 2009
I went to see Offside at the Amnesty building in London last night a part of the Iranian Women's Film festival that has been running since the end of June.
Offside was a fantastic film about a group of young women thrown together when they were caught trying to sneak into the 2006 World Cup Qualifier between Iran and Bahrain. It was really interestingly put together in that the woman who kick started the narrative took a back seat throughout most of the film as the lives of others filtered through the film, only to move up to the centre and front of the narrative again at the end, bringing the film to a close.
The final film of the series, The Day I Became a Woman, is screened on 21st July. Book tickets to avoid dissapointment!