Previously at the ICA - Films
27 Feb 2015 – 1 Apr 2015
Special preview screening followed by Q&A with director Desiree Akhavan on 27 February 2015, 6.30pm.
Bedevilled by the strictures of her Iranian upbringing, Shirin (Akhavan) struggles to keep her bisexuality a secret from her family. Her somewhat spiky girlfriend Maxine (Henderson, Compliance) struggles to understand why Shirin is still in the closet.
Eventually the couple split acrimoniously, and Shirin embarks on a series of ill-advised sexual escapades while spectacularly failing at a day job given to her by stoner friend Ken (30 Rock’s fabulous Scott Adsit). Akhavan, who also wrote and directed this highly assured debut feature, has a natural smart-tongued talent, and the overall result is an often laugh-out-loud comedy of mores and manners, set in a cosmopolitan but clearly not always liberated New York City.
Watch the Appropriate Behaviour trailer.
Appropriate Behaviour, dir. Desiree Akhavan, UK 2014
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