Student Update: Reza Sixo Safai stars in “Circumstance”

By |2017-12-05T13:58:35+00:00September 6th, 2011|Student Updates, TV & Film|

Reza Safai in “Circumstance”- photo courtesy of Relativity Media

Reza Sixo studied the Alexander Technique with Jean-Louis Rodrigue as part of his MFA in acting at the UCLA School of Theater Film and Television from 1996-1999.  He stars in Iranian-American writer-director Maryam Keshavarz’s debut feature “Circumstance,” in a complex leading role, which won the Audience Award at Sundance in January and played at numerous festivals over the past year, including OutFest in Los Angeles and the prestigious New Directors/New Films series for 2011.  Reza plays a intense and complicated man who is a crack addict recently released from jail, and is desperately looking for a way to fit in to society and not surprisingly turns to religion. His twisted sense of holiness leads him to become a member of the morality police and from his lofty perch puts his whole family under surveillance.

Nikohl Boosheri and Sarah Kazemy in “Circumstance”- photo courtesy Relativity Media

A suspenseful tale of love and family upended by obsession and suspicion, Circumstance is also a provocative coming-of-age story that cracks open the hidden, underground world of Iranian youth culture, where a young woman’s most electrifying passions can become the most dangerous of secrets. The film has opened nationwide to celebratory reviews.

We congratulate Reza and we look forward to seeing more of his work.  Watch trailer and videos about Circumstance:

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