Directed by Soheil Beiraghi
2018, Iran, 85 min
Persian with English subtitles
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. – Palm Springs International Film Festival
An ongoing series of Iranian films presented in conjunction with Amir Ganjavie, president of the Phoenix Cultural Centre of Toronto and CineIran Festival – an annual festival of contemporary Iranian cinema in Toronto.
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