3.5

Appropriate Behaviour

Romance


 

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.

Well this is 'the' city and there is plenty of sex, but there's no mascara, cocktails or designer shoes; this is a down to earth production starring real girls. Central to the story is the disintegration of a relationship, and the breakup seems to have plunged the characters into an affect-less zone with little emotion. The flat-lining and eye-rolling mostly creates a quirky mood that works partly because the film finishes before the opportunities for dialogue run out. Nothing inappropriate.

Anne Murphy

MIFF 2014
86 mins