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Appropriate Behavior

Directed by Desiree Akhavan
86 min / 2014 / UK / English / Comedy
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Shirin is struggling to become an ideal Persian daughter, politically correct bisexual and hip young Brooklynite but fails miserably in her attempt at all identities. Being without a cliche to hold onto can be a lonely experience.


Writer/Director: Desiree Akhavan (The Miseducation of Cameron Post)
Producer: Cecilia Frugiuele
Cinematographer: Chris Teague
Editor: Sara Shaw
Production Design: Miren Maranon
Composer: Josephine Wiggs


Desiree Akhavan (Girls)
Rebecca Henderson (Compliance)
Halley Feiffer (He's Way More Famous Than You)
Scott Adsit (30 Rock)


Sundance Film Festival
BFI London Film Festival
Stockholm Film Festival
Sydney International Film Festival
Melbourne International Film Festival
OUTFEST Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival
Seattle LGBT Film Festival


Nominated for Best First Screenplay - Independent Spirit Awards
Best Film - Seattle LGBT Film Festival
Grand Jury Prize, Best Screenwriting - OUTFEST Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival
Grand Jury Award - San Diego Asian Film Festival
Best Director - Noor Iranian Film Festival
Emerging Female Filmmaker Award - Provincetown International Film Festival
Special Jury Emerging Talent, Writing & Directing - Long Beach Q Film Festival
Emerging Filmmaker Award - Tampa Int'l LGBT Film Festival
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