Circumstance

Friday 22nd February 1:00 PM - Alhambra
Circumstance
Director:Maryam Keshavarz
Cert:15 Year: 2011 Length:107mins
Country:Iran
Two vivacious girls begin to discover their sexuality, their desires and the limitations placed on them by the society in which they live. Set in modern Iran, this is a story of seldom seen Iranian youth culture. Positive, fun-filled lives fuelled by parties, defiance and more may not be the conventional take on life in Iran so be prepared to re-evaluate any media driven preconceptions.

This is a film that reveals how two women defy the rules, despite the dangers, to live their lives as they wish.

Thanks to Peccadillo Pictures.

Critics

“Stirringly sensual. Grade: A-”

Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly

“Stunning! An amazingly accomplished and complex first feature from a filmmaker with something to say and the talent to say it.”

The Hollywood Reporter

Score

70.83%
Attendance:96

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