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Director: Maryam Keshavarz

Starring: Nikohl Boosheri, Sarah Kazemy, Reza Sixo Safai, Soheil Parsa

Genre: Drama

Duration: 107 mins

Atafeh and her brother, Mehran, have had privileged upbringings in a home filled with music, art, and intellectual curiosity. While Atafeh dreams of fame and adventure, and she and her best friend, Shireen, explore Tehran’s underground scene, her brother returns home from drug rehab, renounces his former decadent life, and replaces his once obsessive practice of classical music with more destructive pursuits. 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. Writer-director Maryam Keshavarz’s debut feature boldly takes filmgoers inside a modern Iran rarely witnessed by outsiders. Since it’s release, the film and it’s director have been banned in Iran.
The Audience Award winner at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

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