Cold Sweat

Directed by Soheil Beiraghi
2018
Iran
85 minutes
Unclassified 15+
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The lifelong dream of Iran’s national women’s futsal team captain appears over when her estranged husband uses his legal right to prevent her leaving the country. Based on true stories.

A gripping social drama with particularly strong currency in the era of #TimesUp, Cold Sweat is based on real cases of Iranian sportswomen prevented from competing overseas by a law that requires husbands to grant permission. Baran Kosari is dynamite as Afrooz, a brilliant futsal (indoor soccer) player who's stopped from boarding the flight to the Asian Cup final in Malaysia. It's the start of a social, legal and bureaucratic nightmare, with Afrooz thwarted at every turn by soon-to-be ex-husband Yaser, the smarmy and self-righteous host of a TV show called The Good Old Days. Soheil Beiraghi's outstanding second feature is told with tremendous passion, intelligence and urgency.

A film that urges its audience to do more than just feel sad and sign a couple of petitions, 'Cold Sweat' brims with an anger that goes beyond that of Afrooz.
Jennie Kermode, Eye For Film
Afrooz gets really mad in ways that will have many viewers cheering her on from the sidelines
Richard Kuipers, Variety

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Sun 9 June
2pm
Casula Powerhouse
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Sun 9 June
4pm
Hayden Orpheum Cremorne
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Fri 14 June
6:15pm
Dendy Opera Quays Cinema 2
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Original Title
Aragh-e Sard
Year
2018
Classification
Unclassified 15+
Country
Iran
Language
In Farsi with English subtitles
Director
Soheil Beiraghi
Producer
Mehdi Davari
Cast
Amir Jadidi, Baran Kosari, Sahar Dowlatshahi
Screenwriter
Soheil Beiraghi
Cinematographer
Farshad Mohammadi
Editor
Bahram Dehghani, Mohammad Najarian
Genre
Sport, Gender & Sexuality, Human Rights, Politics & Economics, Asia, Focus on Women, Middle East, Religion & Belief
Company Credits
Local Distributor: Daricheh Cinema
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