Fragments Festival: Permission

Fragments Festival: Permission

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  • Sun 9 Jun
  • 90 minutes
  • Director: Soheil Beiraghi
  • Iran (2018 )


Permission by Soheil Beiraghi - London Premiere

Afrooz has given her life to football. Now, as she is about to captain Iran’s national futsal team to the final of the Asian Nations Cup in Malaysia, her estranged husband exercises his legal right to refuse her permission to leave the country. Thus begins a battle in which the fiercely determined Afrooz uses any means necessary to fight the everyday injustices faced by women in Iran. Exceptionally well-crafted, Permission is a bold, uncompromising look at gender roles in the modern Middle East.

Feature running time: 96 mins

Fragments Festival is a celebration of inclusivity through film. Bringing together incredible cinema from around the world and shining a light on underrepresented stories and filmmakers, Fragments turns Genesis Cinema into a hub of international film, discussions, live music and special events between 7th - 15th June.