Cold Sweat

Directed by Soheil Beiraghi
Noori Pictures
88 Minutes
Drama, Sports
Not Rated
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Afrooz is the captain of Iran Futsal National Team, whose long-sought dream, playing in the Asian Games Final has come true at the age of 30 and after 11 years of hard work. She finds out at the airport that her husband, a famous television host, has used his legal right and banned her from exiting the country. The team's security supervisor, her lawyer, and her best friend and teammates all believe that her only solution is to persuade her husband to let her leave the country. Although Afrooz knows she must break her pride and waive her own right by doing so, she decides to convince him in any way possible.

"Cold Sweat" is the story of capable and distinguished women who do not quit fighting although they are fed up with the current laws and "Cold Sweat" has covered their bodies.


  • Baran Kosari
  • Amir Jadidi
  • Sahar Dowlatshahi
  • Leili Rashidi
  • Highest Rating
    "Filmmaker Soheil Beiraghi tells this story with urgency and compassion, and the actors create characters who are powerfully authentic."
    Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
  • Highest Rating
    "A piercing drama of inequality."
    Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter
  • Highest Rating
    "Intelligently written, well performed and emotionally rewarding..."
    Richard Kuipers, Variety
  • Highest Rating
    "Permission is a masterly portrayal of a reality affecting women in too many countries."
    Negar Esfandiary, The Arts Desk
  • Highest Rating
    "An involving, crusading drama."
    Allan Hunter, The List
  • Highest Rating
    "A vehement film about a grotesque injustice."
    Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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