Circumstance + Q&A

Director Maryam Keshavarz discusses the origins of the film in the background of her own family life and the realities of telling such a controversial Iranian story. Despite censorship in Iran, she talks of underground screenings of the film and the wide response she has received from all over the world as well as assembling a remarkable cast from the Iranian diaspora for portrayals of both the younger and older generations.


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