Films: Desiree Akhavan

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

  • 5 stars
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 30min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Desiree Akhavan
  • Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz, Jennifer Ehle, Marin Ireland
  • UK release: 31 August 2018

When Cameron (Moretz) is discovered being intimate with another girl in the back of her boyfriend’s car, she’s shipped off a Christian ‘conversion’ camp. The screenplay avoids cliché and treats all the characters with empathy, and Moretz’s subtle strength is balanced by Lane’s resigned sarcasm as a fellow inmate.

Appropriate Behavior

  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 1h 30min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Desiree Akhavan
  • Cast: Desiree Akhavan, Rebecca Henderson, Scott Adsit
  • UK release: 6 March 2015

Shirin (writer-director Akhavan) is a twentysomething Iranian-American bisexual woman, attempting to get a grip on the aftermath of her breakup with longterm girlfriend Maxine (Henderson). Akhavan's debut feature is an honest, hilarious and beautifully observed look at the things people do to distract themselves from…