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3.8
798 Ratings

The Circle

Dayereh

Directed by Jafar Panahi
Iran, Switzerland, 2000
Drama

Synopsis

The intertwining paths of various women, who struggle to function in the sexist society of contemporary Iran.

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The Circle Directed by Jafar Panahi

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

2000 | 6 wins including: Best Feature (FIPRESCI Prize)

2000 | Honorable Mention: OCIC Award

Critics reviews

It’s with The Circle thatPanahi fully establishes his credentials as a master, a man who clearly knows filmmaking like the back of his hand… the fact that it’s so blunt and effective makes some people furious, Iranians and non-Iranians alike — because it’s axiomatic that political provocations tend to put us all on the spot and make us angry or defensive, sometimes both.
June 08, 2001
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