World Cinema Amsterdam | Internationaal filmfestival | 18 – 27 Augustus 2016

Maryam Keshavarz

Director_CircumstanceBiography
Maryam Keshavarz was born and raised in New York, but spent her childhood summers in Iran, where she fell in love with Farsi, the Iranian language. She studied Persian literature at the university of Shiraz as well as literature and womens studies, art history and screenwriting/directing. In 2004 she made her first documentary, The Color of Love, and in the years following two shorts, including El da que mor (2006), which won a Teddy Award at the Berlin Film Festival. Circumstance (2011) is her first feature film, which she wrote herself and which won the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival.

Filmography
Features
2011 Circumstance (Sharayet)
2006 Not for Sale
2004 The Color of Love (Rangeh eshgh)

Shorts
2006 The Day I Died (El da que mor)