Director : Soheil Beiraghi
Screenwriter : Soheil Beiraghi
Producers : Mehdi Davari
Cast : Baran Kosari, Amir Jadidi, Sahar Dolatshahi, Leili Rashidi, Hoda Zeinolabedin
Year of Production : 2018
Running Time : 88 mins
Language : Persian with English Subtitles
Section : Competition
Soheil Beiraghi's second feature film tackles the archaic, patriarchal legal system in Iran through a topical lens, Based on a true story, Cold Sweat is about a medal-winning futsal star who is barred from leaving the country to attend a tournament when her husband doesn't grant her travel permission.
Starring a committed Baran Kowsari —she lost 20kg during her soccer training for the film— the film managed the incredible feat of receiving five nominations for all its actors at the Fajr Film Festival, eventually receiving two awards for Amir Jafari (best leading actor) and Sahar Dowlatshahi (best supporting actress).
Cold Sweat will have its North American premiere at CineIran Festival.