Trailer for the Sundance Audience Award Winner ‘Circumstance’

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The trailer for Circumstance, the winner of the Audience Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival was officially released. Directed by Maryam Keshavarz, the film follows two 16-year-old Iranian lesbians who struggle with their sexual identities and forbidden love while living in an oppressive nation. The film was picked up by Roadside Attractions, and is set for limited release on August 29.

Official plot description:

Set in contemporary Iran in the unseen world of Iranian youth culture, filled with underground parties, sex, drugs and defiance, Circumstance is the story of two vivacious young girls — wealthy Atafeh and orphaned Shireen — discovering their burgeoning sexuality and, like 16 year-old girls anywhere, struggling with their desires and the boundaries placed upon them by the world they were born into.

Watch the trailer below.

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