Tuesday 5 November 2019 8pm
Dir: Soheil Beiraghi Iran 2018
Language: Persian with subtitles
Running time: 85 minutes Cert: 18
Starring: Baran Kosari, Amir Jadidi, Sahar Dowlatshahi, Leili Rashidi
Supported By: The Athlone Advertiser
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.
Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival 2019
Glasgow Film Festival 2019
Seattle International Film Festival 2019
Sydney Film Festival 2019
"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