Circumstance: Gender, Sexuality and the Power of Men in “Fundamentalist” Iran

After reading a couple of reviews (on FilmJabber and about Circumstance, a recent film by Maryam Keshavarz, I decided to give the film a shot. Circumstance is a drama set in Iran, where gender and sexuality are heavily controlled by the political regime. The film depicts the story of Atafeh and Shireen, two sixteen-year-old friends, whose friendship extends to the sexual and romantic in an environment of underground adventure in contemporary … [Read more...]