• 2018
  • Iran
  • 12
  • Directed by: Soheil Beiraghi
  • Cast: Baran Kasari, Amir Jadidi, Leili Rashidi
  • UK release: 22 November 2019

Afrooz (Kosari) is about to captain Iran’s national futsal team in Malaysia when her estranged husband Yaser (Jadidi) exercises his right to refuse her permission to leave the country. Based on a true story; Beiraghi conveys a sense of the emotional stakes, and it adds to the impact of an involving, crusading drama.

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