CIRCUMSTANCE (OPENING GALA)
Thursday 2nd August 8.00pm Screen 1
USA, Iran, Lebanon
Director: Maryam Keshavarz
We are honoured to present Circumstance as our Opening Night Gala. A powerful and moving Iranian feature about two teenage girls, their burgeoning sexuality and the dangers of being themselves in such a tyrannical and patriarchal country, Circumstance "ripples with the indignant energy of youthful rebellion" (New York Times).
Shockingly, since the release of the film, which has been banned in Iran, the director has been exiled from her home country. This is a film that doesn't let go, doesn't let up and doesn't leave you very easily once the lights come up. In turns, joyous and despairing, Circumstance is a film to be watched in community and to be celebrated as a defiant expression of LGBT liberation.
We can't wait to share this film with you.
Audience Award winner, Sundance Film Festival 2011
Join us at 7:00pm for a pre-screening drinks reception at the Light House
Book online here