Film Club Permission (aka Cold Sweat) 30th Oct 8pm

Film Club Permission (aka Cold Sweat) 30th Oct 8pm

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Film Club Permission (aka Cold Sweat) 30th Oct 8pm

October 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Permission (Araghe Sard)

Director: Soheil Beiraghi

Cast: Baran Kosari, Amir Jadidi, Sahar Dowlatshahi, Leili Rashidi

FILM INFO: 85 minutes, Iran, 2018, CLUB TBC

Short synopsis (less than 60 words)

Afrooz is the star player of Iran’s national indoor soccer team and is excited as they head to the Asian Nations Cup in Malaysia. But at the airport, Afrooz is turned away because her estranged husband Yaser has refused permission for her to leave the country.

Soheil Beiraghi’s gripping second feature is loosely based on a real incident.

Short synopsis (less than 120 words)

Afrooz is the star player of Iran’s national indoor soccer team and is excited as they head to the Asian Nations Cup in Malaysia. But at the airport, Afrooz is turned away because her husband Yaser has refused permission for her to leave the country.

Although Afrooz and Yaser have been separated and living apart for over a year, he still has legal rights he can exercise over her. Desperate to compete in the biggest match of her life, Afrooz tries everything to change her husband’s mind. But Yaser seems intent on taking his revenge, and with the law on his side, can Afrooz really stop him?

Soheil Beiraghi’s gripping second feature is loosely based on a real incident.

Festivals:

Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival 2019

Glasgow Film Festival 2019

Seattle International Film Festival 2019

Sydney Film Festival 2019

Awards

Quotes:

 “★★★★ A film that urges its audience to do more than just feel sad and sign a couple of petitions … It’s full of hunger for justice.” – Jennie Kermode, Eye For Film

 

“This intelligently written, well performed and emotionally rewarding second feature by writer-director Soheil Beiraghi will enlighten and entertain audiences everywhere.” – Richard Kuipers, Variety

 

“A piercing drama of inequality.” – Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter