Friday, August 16, 2013


2011 American/French/Iranian Feature

Cast: Nikohl Boosheri, Sarah Kazemy, Reza Sixo Safai, Soheil Parsa, Nasrin Pakkho and Keon Mohajeri
Writer/Director: Maryam Keshavarz

Vivacious young Iranian girls Atafeh and Shireen discover their burgeoning sexuality, struggling with their desires and the boundaries placed upon them by the world they were born into.


  • Internet Movie Database: 6.0 /10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 86% / Audience: 67%
  • Metacritic - Critics: 65% / Audience: 6.2%
  • Movie Dearest rating: B+

  • DVD: Available
  • Soundtrack: Available


  • GLAAD Media Award nomination for Outstanding Film - Limited Release.
  • Independent Spirit Award nomination for the John Cassavetes Award.
  • L.A. Outfest Grand Jury Award for Outstanding Actress in a Feature Film (Boosheri) and Outstanding First Narrative Feature.
  • New York Lesbian and Gay Film Festival Award for Best Feature.
  • Paris Lesbian Film Festival People Award for Best Performance (Kazemy and Boosheri).
  • Sundance Film Festival Audience Award for Dramatic.

  • Feature film debut of writer/director Maryam Keshavarz.
  • In addition to the film being banned there due to its content, Maryam Keshavarz was banned from ever returning to Iran by the Iranian authorities.

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