“Cold Sweat” by Soheil Beiraqi and “Orange Days” by Arash Lahuti will compete in the World Cinema Now section of the festival.

“Cold Sweat” tells the story of Iran’s national women’s futsal team that makes the Asian Games final in Malaysia. But at the airport on departure day, the team captain finds her husband hasn’t signed the document to permit her to exit from the country.

“Orange Days” is about Aban, the only female contractor in the cutthroat and male-dominated orange harvesting industry, who enters a competition to win a large contract.

Moreover, Asghar Farhadi’s Oscar-winning drama “A Separation” (2011) will be screened at the Palm Springs Canon section along with a number of the world’s celebrated movies, including “Amelie” by Jean-Pierre Jeunet from France, “Caché” by Michael Haneke from Austria “Cinema Paradiso” by Giuseppe Tornatore from Italy and “Memento” by Christopher Nolan from the U.S.

Over 200 movies from 78 countries will be screened at this year’s festival, which is one of the largest film festivals in North America.

Source: Tehran Times