What I Want to See, a section that shows the films chosen by the Cinematheque spectators, presents O Espelho, the second feature film by Iranian director Jafar Panahi, in February.
While the television broadcast of a football match (also the most popular sport in Iran, as can be seen in another Panahi film, OFFSIDE) between the Iranian and Korean teams, a girl whose mother forgot to pick her up from school, wanders through the streets of Tehran looking for the way back home. The film changes register when the director’s voice is heard in off-screen: “Mina, don’t look at the camera!”. One of the films that helped the international affirmation of the “Iranian school” in its complex articulation of the question of realism with the artifices of fiction. The film has not been shown at the Cinemateca since 1999.