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    Cold Sweat

    Directed by Soheil Beiraghi
    Iran | 88 minutes | U.S. Premiere | World Cinema Now

Afrooz, whose Iranian women’s futsal team is off to play the finals in Malaysia, can’t board the plane — her husband hasn’t signed the permit for her to leave the country. Based on real cases of women athletes being denied clearance to travel, Soheil Beiraghi’s second feature is a timely and gripping account of the strict patriarchal laws that still exist and the fierce determination of the women attempting to fight against them.

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film synopsis

Afrooz is a dedicated and inspirational captain to her teammates in the Iranian women’s futsal (a variant of soccer) team. They’ve just made finals and are ready to take on the competition in Malaysia when there seems to be a problem with her clearance to board the plane. It appears Afrooz’s husband, Yasser, hasn’t signed the document permitting her to leave the country. Determined to make the match, Afrooz sets off on a agonizing attempt to convince her husband to sign her permit. Separated for a year, however, Yasser — a charismatic but cruel TV show host — is bent on getting revenge on Afrooz for their failed marriage. Based on real cases of women athletes being denied clearance to travel by husbands, Cold Sweat, Soheil Beiraghi’s second feature, is a timely and gripping account of the strict patriarchal laws that still exist in parts of our world and the fierce determination of the women attempting to fight against them.

film details

Original Language Title: Aragh-e-Sard
Country: Iran
Year: 2018
Running Time: 88 minutes
Premiere Status: U.S. Premiere
Language: in Farsi with English subtitles (deaf-friendly)
Director: Soheil Beiraghi
Producers: Mehdi Davari
Principal Cast: Baran Kosari, Amir Jadidi, Sahar Dowlatshai, Leili Rashidi, Hoda Zeinolabedin
Cinematographers: Farshad Mohammadi
Editor: Bahram Dehghani, Mohammad Najarian
Music: Karen Homayoonfar
Screenwriter: Soheil Beiraghi
Primary Company: Noori Pictures

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