Circumstance Iranian-American writer-director Maryam Keshavarz won a 2011 Sundance Audience Award for this stirringly sensual, American-produced debut feature about the urge for personal freedom and its… Circumstance Iranian-American writer-director Maryam Keshavarz won a 2011 Sundance Audience Award for this stirringly sensual, American-produced debut feature about the urge for personal freedom and its… 2011-08-26 R PT107M Drama Roadside Attractions
Movie Review

Circumstance (2011)

MPAA Rating: R
Circumstance | RELIGIOUS BROTHER Reza Sixo Safai as Mehran in Circumstance
Image credit: Brian Rigney Hubbard
RELIGIOUS BROTHER Reza Sixo Safai as Mehran in Circumstance
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Limited Release: Aug 26, 2011; Rated: R; Length: 107 Minutes; Genre: Drama; Distributor: Roadside Attractions

Iranian-American writer-director Maryam Keshavarz won a 2011 Sundance Audience Award for this stirringly sensual, American-produced debut feature about the urge for personal freedom and its consequences in a repressive society. Here, love and attraction between two teenage girls put them on a collision course with Tehran society in general and one girl's troubled, increasingly religious brother in particular. A–

Originally posted Aug 24, 2011 Published in issue #1170 Sep 02, 2011 Order article reprints
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