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Circumstance (Closing Film)

This screening took place on
Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 7:00pm
Yukon Arts Centre

A suspenseful tale of love and family upended by obsession and suspicion, Circumstance is also a provocative coming-of-age story that cracks open the hidden, underground world of Iranian youth culture, where a young woman's most electrifying passions can become the most dangerous of secrets. Writer-director Maryam Keshavarz won a 2011 Sundance Audience Award for her Beirut-shot, U.S.-produced first feature, which examines female repression in an Islamic culture from the inside out. The story of teenage rebellion and young love in conflict with a homophobic society is based on Keshavarz' own experiences growing up, and the young filmmaker shows a steady hand, and willingness to experiment." - VIFF
  • Directed by Maryam Keshavarz
  • 2011, France/USA/Iran
  • 106 minutes

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