(MIFF 2014 )
Director: Desiree Akhavan

"This tart, sexually frank portrait of a disintegrating relationship, and its long, bitter aftermath, packs plenty of punch." – Variety

Shirin storms out of the apartment of her girlfriend Maxine after a breakup, and proceeds to look back through her history of failed relationships. She moves in with pretentious artists, gets a job teaching filmmaking to five-year-olds, and employs a series of ill-advised schemes in an effort to win back Maxine.

Writer/director Desiree Akhavan, best known for her cult web series The Slope, stars in this story of a bisexual Iranian-American woman trying to find her way in modern-day Brooklyn. Appropriate Behavior is an intelligent, engaging comedy that heralds an exciting new voice in indie cinema (with Akhavan soon to be seen in the next season of Lena Dunham's Girls).

"A supremely satisfying and irreverent take on the New York rom-com." – The Playlist

Desiree Akhavan is a festival guest.

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