Worth Watching: Official US Trailer for Sundance Hit 'Circumstance'

April 19, 2011
Source: Apple

Circumstance Trailer

Winner of the Audience Award at this year's Sundance Film Festival was the film Circumstance, written and directed by Maryam Keshavarz. It's about two 16-year-old girls "struggling with their desires and the boundaries placed upon them by the world they were born into", which as you'll find out means these two have something romantic going on but are forbidden to be in love. THR's James Greenberg wrote a glowing review praising it's "modern rhythm and propulsive soundtrack" and "insiders look at a world few of us will ever get to see." This trailer really does look great, I'm definitely interested in seeing it. Give this a chance!

Watch the official US trailer for Maryam Keshavarz's Circumstance:

You can also watch the Circumstance trailer in High Def on Apple

Set in the unseen world of contemporary Iranian youth culture, tells 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 the desires and boundaries placed upon them by the world they were born into.

Circumstance is both written and directed by first-time filmmaker Maryam Keshavarz, who "registers a rare glimpse of forbidden love in today's Iranian youth culture" in this film. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival where it won the coveted Audience Award. Roadside Attractions is bringing Circumstance to theaters on August 19th late this summer. For more info, visit the official site:

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Reader Feedback - 9 Comments


Wow, looks really beautiful and interesting! I would love to see this.

CisforCinema on Apr 19, 2011


Fucked that trailer right up in the last seconds with that 'Freedom' shit. It looks like a great film, like Footloose with balls and possibly without tractors. But seriously 'Freedom' does my head in. It's possibly Mel Gibsons fault.

Crapola on Apr 19, 2011


Awesome trailer! I like the music too! So it's coming out in late summer? This looks like a late fall type movie. Can't wait though!

Alfredo on Apr 19, 2011


Wow...I'm surprised by how much I liked this trailer. I'd really want to see this.

DwainIBe on Apr 19, 2011



The Reel Foto on Apr 20, 2011


I wonder if there's gonna be an Honor killing at the end? lol, joking. Looks pretty good.

Anonymous on Apr 20, 2011


Hey Xerxexx, I reckon that might happen. Even if they conceal their love for each other refusing to marry a douchebag that you don't like whom your father has chosen for you is a pretty big embarrassment to the family.

Crapola on Apr 21, 2011


I guess stabbing the your daughter/sister is the logical solution to her refusal to be...well pimped out.

Anonymous on Apr 21, 2011


The trailer definitely made me want to see this film!

Bymyself on Apr 23, 2011

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