Cold Sweat (Aragh-e-Sard)

2nd FILM

Director: Soheil Beiraghi
Screenplay: Soheil Beiraghi
Director of Photography: Farshad Mohammadi
Sound: Mehdi Saleh Kermani
Sound Mix: Alireza Alavian
Music: Karen Homayoonfar
Editors: Bahram Dehghani, Mohammad Najarian
Assistant Director: Mohammad Reza Keshmiri
Set Designer: Soheil Beiraghi
Makeup Designer: Iman Omidvari
Still Photographer: Amir Hossein Shoja'ee
Production Manager: Kamran Hejazi
Investors: Soheil Beiraghi, Tal'at Dindar
Producer: Mehdi Davari

Cast: Baran Kosari (Afrooz Ardestani), Amir Jadidi (Yaser Shahoseini), Sahar Dowlatshahi (Mehraneh Noori), Leili Rashidi (Pantea Aledavood), Hoda Zeinolabedin(Masi Ata'ee), Abbas Moosavi (Head of Federation) Maryam Sarmadi (Team Supervisor) Sogand Soleimani (Team Member)

Color, 2K, 16:9,1:1/85, Dolby, 24 fps, 85 min, 2018, Iran

Afrooz is the captain of Iran Futsal National Team, whose long-sought dream, playing in the Asian Games Final has come true at the age of 30 and after 11 years of hard work. She finds out at the airport that her husband, a famous television host, has used his legal right and banned her from exiting the country. The team's security supervisor, her lawyer, and her best friend and teammates all believe that her only solution is to persuade her husband to let her leave the country. Although Afrooz knows she must break her pride and waive her own right by doing so, she decides to convince him in any way possible.

"Cold Sweat" is the story of capable and distinguished women who do not quit fighting although they are fed up with the current laws and "Cold Sweat" has covered their bodies.


Soheil Beiraghi was born in 1986. An Industries Engineering Systems Analysis graduate, he left his discipline because of his love to cinema and started his professional career as an assistant director and planning manager in 2004. He worked as production manager and assistant director in more than 30 feature films and TV series by 2014 and worked with renowned directors.
He wrote and directed the play "Pothole" in 2012 which was one of the most popular ones of the year.
He was the scriptwriter and director of his first feature, "Me" in 2015, for which Leila Hatami got the best actress award from Cinema Critics.
"Cold Sweat" is his second feature.


  • Me
  • "Cold Sweat"
  • Feature
  • Feature
  • 86 min
  • 85 min
  • 2015
  • 2017


I met a futsal soccer player girl who was a key player in the national team, but her husband banned her from exiting the country before the world tournament and her name was crossed out from the national team. Later, the same happened to women athletes in various sports many times, but they were forgotten with the silence of the media. I saw her again although she had been eliminated everywhere, she was training young players vigorously. She never talked to me about her grief, and she wasn't sorry about her divorce. Story of these women never left me alone and I was determined to make a film about them. After a few months' research and writing the screenplay for 1.5 years, I made a film about great women whose husbands made their worlds small.

1-Tokyo Int'l Film Festival (25 Oct.-3 Nov.2018/ Japan)
2-Stockholm Int'l Film Festival (7-18 Nov.2018/Sweden)
3-CineIran Festival (16-18 Nov.2018/ Canada)
4-Palm Spring Film Festival (3-14 Jan.2019/USA)
5-Yokohama Football Film Festival (16-17 Feb.2019/Japan)
6-Bengaluru Int'l Film Festival (21-28 Feb,2019/ India)
7-Thinking Football Film Festival (18-22 March,2019/ Spain)
8-11mm-Football Film Festival Berlin (21-25 March,2019/ Germany) Winner of Audience Award
9-Movies that Matter (22-30 March,2019/ The Netherlands)
10-Quai 10 (8 March,2019/ Belgium)
11-Panama Int'l Film Festival (4-10 April, 2019/ Panama)
12-Minneapolis St Paul Int'l Film Festival (4-20 April, 2019/ USA)
13-Festival Gabes Cinema Fen (12-18 April,2019/ Tunisia)
14-Washington, DC Int'l Film Festival (25 April- 5 May,2019/ USA)
15-Seattle Int'l Film Festival (16 May- 9 June,2019/ USA)
16-Sydney Film Festival (5-16 June,2019/ Australia)
17-Shanghai Int'l Film Festival (15-24 June, 2019/ China)
18-Dublin Film Critics Circle ( 26Feb-8March, 2019) Winner of Jury Prize Award (Baran Kosari)

Persian Dialogue List (pdf)
English Dialogue List (pdf)

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