CIRCUMSTANCE

By Maryam KESHAVARZ

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Drama - Completed 2010

In Teheran, a teenager is caught between her best friend and her brother in a dangerous love triangle that may tear a wealthy family apart.

Festivals
& Awards

Sundance Film Festival 2011
U.S. Competition Audience Award: Dramatic
    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • IRAN, USA
    • Languages
    • FARSI
    • Duration
    • 105 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Maryam KESHAVARZ
    • Writer(s)
    • Maryam KESHAVARZ
    • Producer(s)
    • Karin CHIEN (A Space Between), Melissa LEE (Bago Pictures), Maryam KESHAVARZ (Marakesh Films)
    • Synopsis
    • Atafeh and Shireen are best friends. Like many Tehrani youths, they socialize in underground party circuits inspired by western music and films. Shireen, who lives with her conservative uncle, latches on to Atafeh’s progressive world, living a double-life allowing her and Atafeh greater social and sexual freedoms.
      Atafeh’s brother, on the other hand, newly returned from a rehab clinic, turns to religion to make sense of the world around him. When he starts to develop feelings for Shireen, the dynamic between the three is shaken up with drastic consequences.
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