The distributor acquired Maryam Keshavarz’s (pictured) feature directorial debut and Sundance audience award winner from Participant Media.

Circumstance centres on the daughter of a wealthy contemporary Iranian family who finds trouble when she explores her sexuality.

Mongrel will launch the film in October after president and founder Hussain Amarshi brokered the deal with Josh Braun of Submarine and Participant COO Jeff Ivers.

Roadside Attractions is distributing the film in the US and has scheduled a New York and Los Angeles release for Aug 26.