Circumstance – 3/5 stars

Circumstance is the controversial debut by director Maryam Keshavarz, which won the Sundance Audience Award in 2011.  The film has already had an impact on Iran – it has been banned by the national authorities and Keshavarz cannot return to Iran for the forseeable future. Circumstance follows the close friendship Atafeh and Shireen (Nikohl Boosheri and Sarah Kazemy respectively) in contemporary Iran.  Laced with sexual … Continue reading Circumstance – 3/5 stars