The Circle

2000, Movie, NR, 91 mins

The Circle
The title of Iranian director Jafar Panahi's daring, cleverly structured film refers to both a physical locale — a public plaza in the heart of Tehran — and the film's ingenious story structure, which begins and ends with news of an Iranian woman who has just given birth. In between, Panahi offers a damning indictment of the lack of freedom experienced by women on several levels of Iranian society. The film opens at a bustling hospital where an expectant grandmother has just received devastating news: Her daughter has borne a baby girl, not the boy the doctors predicted. The grandmother knows her daughter's marriage is over — the disappointed in-laws w...
Released: 2000 Rated: NR Length: 91 mins

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