Into Film Clubs
Into Film Clubs provide opportunities to watch, review and make films.
English / Persian
This first-time feature from filmmaker Desiree Akhavan sees her write, direct and star in an anti-coming-of-age drama, based semi-autobiographically on her own experiences. The film follows likeable, relatable protagonist Shirin as she continues to blunder her way through life. After breaking up with her girlfriend – their relationship a secret to Shirin’s parents – she attempts to make sense of her life and the future which awaits her. This involves juggling various identities relating to sexuality, career, age and family as a bisexual Persian based in Brooklyn, New York.
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14+ years 90 mins
Irrepressibly chirpy Poppy is a primary school teacher learning to drive in this optimistic film from Mike Leigh.
14+ years 115 mins
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