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9 September 2011 6:01 AM, PDT | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »


Directed by: Maryam Keshavarz

Cast: Nikohl Boosheri, Sarah Kazemy, Reza Sixo Safai

Running Time: 1 hr 49 mins

Rating: R

Release Date: September 9, 2011 (Chicago)

Plot: The story of Iranian teenagers Atafeh (Boosheri) and Shireen (Kazemy), who rebel against the censorship and constraints of their country by going to secret nightclubs and starting an intimate relationship with one another.

Who’S It For? Having some understanding of Iranian customs is likely to be helpful in recognizing the movie’s reflective rebelliousness. The film’s existence is just as bold as its characters’ actions.

Expectations: I had not heard much about this film, other than that it was a controversial Iranian film with a lesbian romance in the center of its plot. Though I was encouraged by the apparent praise it received at Sundance, I was still hoping it’d be a little more interesting than the kind of stuff that comes from gay/lesbian cinema. »

- Nick Allen

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