The Circle

Jafar Panahi 

The Circle is by Iranian independent film director Jafar Panahi and is an indictment of the institutionalised oppression faced by many women in Iran. The film does not have a central protagonist: instead, it is constructed around a sequence of short interconnecting stories that illustrate the everyday challenges faced by the women. Each story intersects, but none is complete, leaving the viewer to imagine both the background and the ending.

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