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.


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Genre:     Drama
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