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Saturday, May 25th, 2013

Circumstance

This coming-of-age story tells of two teenage girls, who are best friends, dealing with all the restrictions of growing up in Iran today.  The girls are exploring their emerging sexuality as they become part of Tehran’s underground party scene. When an older brother straight out of drug rehab becomes a religious zealot and even joins the infamous Morality Police, the once liberal outlook of their wealthy families starts to dramatically change, and the girls very existence is in danger.

 
This incredible movie from first time director Maryam Keshavarz is a superb, if not scary, look at the conflicts and struggles in contemporary youth culture in Iran.  Extremely moving … and brave  … and helped by an excellent cast, beautifully photographed, great soundtrack. It won the Audience Favorite Award when i saw it at Sundance . A definite must-see. 


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Posted by queerguru  at  12:52

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