Permission

Directed by Soheil Beiraghi
  • Iran
  • 1hr 25min
  • 2018
  • Farsi with English Subtitles

Iranian writer-director Soheil Beiraghi’s politically charged drama centres on a professional female soccer player. Afrooz is the captain and star player and due to lead her team to compete in the Asian Cup, but by law, a women requires permission from her husband to travel abroad, and her marriage is not in a good place. Beiraghi and her cast crank up the tension as she desperately attempts to make it on time.

A simple premise disguises a film of great skill, its power generated by the low key approach and a fantastic lead performance.

Gráinne Humphreys, Festival Director

Baran Kosari
Amir Jadidi
Leili Rashidi

Schedule & Tickets

23 Feb 14:00 Light House Cinema