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R| 1 hr. 45 min.

Plot Summary
An Iranian teenager (Nikohl Boosheri) enters a lesbian relationship, while her brother (Reza Sixo Safai) becomes dangerously obsessed with Islamic fundamentalism.

Cast: Nikohl Boosheri , Sarah Kazemy , Reza Sixo Safai ,

Director: Maryam Keshavarz

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Roadside Attractions

Circumstance (2011)

Release Date: August 26th, 2011|1 hr. 45 min.

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  • 100
    San Francisco Chronicle

    This movie doesn't work unless the central relationship between Atafeh and Shireen works. It does, beautifully; whether together in a nightclub or alone in a bedroom, Boosheri and Kazemy find a delicacy and sensitivity that reinforces, not diminishes, their strength. show more

  • 70
    John Anderson Wall Street Journal

    This is a movie about longing, desire, desperation and the abandonment of principle - quite a collection of themes, all universal. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Circumstance is more interesting for its cultural views than for its insights into love, sex, family angst, and rebellious youth. show more

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