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Maryam Keshavarz

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Plot Summary

Circumstance is 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.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 71
  • Fresh: 61
  • Rotten: 10
  • Average Rating: 6.9/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: The film wages an internal battle between its ripely sensual atmosphere and its often stilted pacing and plotting. – Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune, Sep 8, 2011

Fresh: The film doesn't feel weighed down with the burden of representation: It's too free-flowing for that, too plot-heavy, too stylish, too romantic, too hot. – Logan Hill, New York Magazine, Aug 29, 2011

Fresh: Maryam Keshavarz has announced herself as a bold voice, albeit from exile, in the new Iranian cinema. – G. Allen Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle, Sep 8, 2011

Fresh: "Circumstance'' is a rhapsodic erotic romance that takes place in a cultural prison, and it pulses with a defiance that would be mischievous if it weren't so rip-roaringly angry. – Ty Burr, Boston Globe, Sep 8, 2011

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Customer Reviews


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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2011

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