A gripping social drama with particularly strong currency in the era of #TimesUp, Cold Sweat is based on real cases of Iranian sportswomen prevented from competing overseas by a law that requires husbands to grant permission. Baran Kosari is dynamite as Afrooz, a brilliant futsal (indoor soccer) player who’s stopped from boarding the flight to the Asian Cup final in Malaysia. It’s the start of a social, legal and bureaucratic nightmare, with Afrooz thwarted at every turn by soon-to-be ex-husband Yaser, the smarmy and self-righteous host of a TV show called The Good Old Days. Soheil Beiraghi’s outstanding second feature is told with tremendous passion, intelligence and urgency.
Bellbird Dining and Bar has created a special meal to complement the films that are screened as part of the Sydney Film Festival.
The meal for Cold Sweat is a mezze platter with falafel, babaganoush, kofta, chicken kebabs, tabouli, labne and crispy bread. ($18) The vegetarian meal for Cold Sweat is a mezze platter with falafel, babaganoush, tabouli, labne and crispy bread. ($18)
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