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Plot, Details & Awards

Circumstance

Rated R for sexual content, language and some drug use.

R In Theaters 08/26/2011 , 107min.
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Plot & Details

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.

Independent Spirit Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 Independent Spirit Awards John Cassavetes Award Karin Chien Nominated
2011 Independent Spirit Awards John Cassavetes Award Melissa Lee Nominated
2011 Independent Spirit Awards John Cassavetes Award Maryam Keshavarz Nominated

Sundance Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award Won

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