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Circumstance (2011)

Circumstance

Overview


Genre

Drama, Foreign

Release Date

August 26, 2011 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

106 min.

Studio

Roadside Attractions

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Maryam Keshavarz

Producer

Karin Chien, Maryam Keshavarz, Melissa M. Lee

Screenwriter

Maryam Keshavarz

Starring

  • Nikohl Boosheri
  • Sarah Kazemy
  • Reza Sixo Safai
  • Sina Amedson
  • Keon Mohajeri

Story


Set in contemporary Iran in the unseen world of Iranian youth culture, filled with underground parties, sex, drugs and defiance, CIRCUMSTANCE is the story of two vivacious young girls -- wealthy Atafeh and orphaned Shireen -- discovering their burgeoning sexuality and, like 16 year-old girls anywhere, struggling with their desires and the boundaries placed upon them by the world they were born into.

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Sarah Kazemy stars as Shireen and Nikohl Boosheri stars as Atafeh in Roadside Attractions' Circumstance (2011)
Nikohl Boosheri stars as Atafeh and Sarah Kazemy stars as Shireen in Roadside Attractions' Circumstance (2011)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..stirringly sensual..”
by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
“..a new way of showing stories about young Iranians even as it stumbles and falls over myriad narrative miscalculations..”
by Robert Koehler [Variety]
“..the way Circumstance clumsily negotiates through middlebrow melodramatic territory, regardless of whether the film focuses on sapphic desire or simply conflates it with other subversive activities..”
by David Fear [Time Out New York]