Circumstance


Synopsis

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 - wealthy Atafeh and orphaned Shireen - discovering their burgeoning sexuality and, like 16 year-old girls anywhere, struggling with their desires and the boundaries placed upon them by the world they were born into. Winner of this year's Sundance Audience Award, CIRCUMSTANCE is Maryam Keshavarz's directorial debut and stars newcomers Nikohl Boosheri, Sarah Kazemy, Reza Sixo Safai, Soheil Parsa, Nasrin Pakkho, Amir Barghashi, Fariborz Daftari and Keon Mohajeri.
Original Languages: Persian
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 107 min.
Year: 2011

CREDITS

CAST
Nikohl Boosheri ()
Sarah Kazemy ()
DIRECTED BY
Maryam Kershavarz

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PHOTOS

Left to Right: Atafeh (Nikohl Boosheri) and Shireen (Sarah Kazemy). Courtesy of Brian Rigney Hubbard.
Left to Right: Shireen (Sarah Kazemy) and Atafeh (Nikohl Boosheri). Courtesy of Brian Rigney Hubbard.
Left to Right: Sarah Kazemy and Nikohl Boosheri on the set of CIRCUMSTANCE, with director Maryam Keshavarz. Courtesy of Brian Rigney Hubbard.
Left to Right: Shireen (Sarah Kazemy) and Atafeh (Nikohl Boosheri). Courtesy of Brian Rigney Hubbard.
Mehran (Reza Sixo Safai). Courtesy of Brian Rigney Hubbard.
Left to Right: Shireen (Sarah Kazemy) and Atafeh (Nikohl Boosheri). Courtesy of Brian Rigney Hubbard.
Director Maryam Keshavarz. Courtesy of Zahra Zubaidi.
Left to Right: Atafeh (Nikohl Boosheri) and Shireen (Sarah Kazemy).Courtesy of Maryam Keshavarz.