Circumstance


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A suspenseful tale of love and family upended by obsession and suspicion, Circumstance is also a provocative coming-of-age story that cracks open the hidden, underground world of Iranian youth culture, where a young woman’s most electrifying passions can become the most dangerous of secrets. The Audience Award winner at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, writer-director Maryam Keshavarz’s debut feature boldly takes filmgoers inside a modern Iran rarely witnessed by outsiders: an exhilarating, invisible realm of illicit nightclubs where young hipsters risk arrest, and their futures, as they experiment with sex, drugs and defiance, all while trying to evade the authorities.

 

Distributor: Roadside Attractions
Director: Maryam Keshavarz
Writer: Maryam Keshavarz
Producers: Maryam Keshavarz, Karin Chien, Melissa M. Lee
Executive Producers: Christina Won
Cast: Nikohl Boosheri, Sarah Kazemy, Reza Sixo Safai

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