Movie Review: Circumstance
Circumstance is a beautiful, luscious, sensual and sexually charged drama, done masterfully and tastefully. It is a visual film, but it is also blessed with dialogs and good music. It deals with common and real youth and family issues in Iran, and potentially in other countries. Circumstance is about two liberated, free-spirited 16 year old high school girls, Atafeh and Shireen. They are best friends and seem together all the time. They go to underground Tehran parties, flirt with boys, experiment with sex and drugs, and often get in trouble. At times they daydream of a better life away from Iran together. But they are more than just friends… The international cast and crew have each taken big risks by telling this gripping story about two young women in love in Iran.