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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  • CisforCinema
    Wow, looks really beautiful and interesting! I would love to see this.
  • 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.
  • Alfredo
    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!
  • Wow...I'm surprised by how much I liked this trailer. I'd really want to see this.
  • Beautiful!
  • Anonymous
    I wonder if there's gonna be an Honor killing at the end? lol, joking. Looks pretty good.
    • 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.
  • Anonymous
    I guess stabbing the your daughter/sister is the logical solution to her refusal to be...well pimped out.
  • Bymyself
    The trailer definitely made me want to see this film!




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