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Iran is a political hot potato right now and this Tehran-set (but Lebanon-filmed) love story between two teenage girls is potentially incendiary stuff in a country where their relationship could mean the death penalty.

Despite this ever present threat, first time writer/director Maryam Keshavarz manages to turn a lot of common preconceptions on their head in this surprisingly sensual film and shows two rebellious and defiant young people dreaming and dealing with stuff just like teenagers everywhere, it’s just they have to hide it deeper underground.