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The Circle
(Dayereh)

by Jafar PANAHI

A woman has just given birth to a baby girl. Little does she know, but she and her daughter are already unwanted… Three women are released from prison on a temporary leave. The need for money to run away will lead them to take desperate measures… Lacking proper identification and a travelling companion, a young woman must plead and lie just to buy an out-of-town ticket… An unmarried woman escapes from jail in order to seek an abortion and is rejected from her father’s house… Their crimes are vague, their guilt or innocence unimportant. Their beginning and endings are often too tragically similar. Their world is one of constant surveillance, bureaucracy and age-old inequalities. But this world cannot extinguish the spirit, strength and courage of the circle of women.

  • Titre français
    Le Cercle
  • Original title
    Dayereh
  • Titre international
    The Circle
  • Scénario
    Kambozia PARTOVI
  • Photo
    Bahram BADAKHSHANI
  • Montage
    Jafar PANAHI
  • Interprétation
    Fereshteh SADR ORAFAI, Fatemeh NAGHAVI, Nargess MAMIZADEH, Maryam Parvin ALMANI
  • Production
    Jafar Panahi Film Prod., Mikado Film
  • Support de projection
    35 mm
  • Sous-titrage
    VOSTF

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