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Director: Maryam Keshavarz

Writer: Maryam Keshavarz

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


Set in contemporary Iran in the unseen world of Iranian youth culture, filled with underground parties, sex, drugs and defiance, Circumstance is the story of two vivacious young girls – Atafeh and Shireen – discovering their burgeoning sexuality, struggling with their desires and the boundaries placed upon them by the world they were born into.

Winner of the Sundance Audience Award, Circumstance is a thrilling exposé of an Iranian culture rarely seen. Maryam Keshavarz`s directorial debut has blazed a promising trail at film festivals the world over, challenging audience’s pre-conceived perspectives of a society and how women can defy the rules imposed upon them, despite the dangers they face.

  • “An amazingly accomplished and complex first feature from a filmmaker with something to say and the talent to say it."
    - The Hollywood Reporter
  • "Provocative and taboo-busting. Keshavarz is clearly willing to take risks on all fronts."
    - Los Angeles Times


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Cast: Sarah Kazemy, Nikohl Boosheri, Reza Sixo Safai, Soheil Parsa
Director: Maryam Keshavarz
Writer: Maryam Keshavarz
Country: Iran
Language: Farsi
Subtitles: English (Hard Of Hearing)
Format: PAL
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
Running Time: 107 mins
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
DVD Release Date: 24-09-2012
VoD Release Date: 24-09-2012
DVD Extras: Interview with director Maryam Keshavarz | Directors Commentary
Dvd Catalogue Number: 5060018652610
Year: 2011

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