Since her outstanding debut Appropriate Behaviour in 2015, filmmaker Desiree Akhavan has been busy. A self-described bull in a china shop, the Iranian-American Brooklynite has always been inspiring and vocal about who, what and how she loves.
For her second film, things have stepped up a notch: adapting Emily M. Danforth’s fan favourite novel The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Akhavan took Sundance Film Festival by storm last January and won the Grand Jury Prize, the festival’s highest honour. She now shows no signs of slowing down; a force of nature with passion brimming through her personal politics into her important art, she shares her fascinating insights across the board. Akhavan tells CW about filmmaking, difficult teenagehood and coming to terms with loving men with power.
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