We met Akhavan at the festival headquarters, where we sat down to talk about her film and the genre of millennial dramas.
Also, financially, it's really hard to monetize indie film - it's a luxury, it's a game for the independently wealthy and the very lucky.
The lifestyle in question is that of Shirin, a young Brooklynite very much adrift in the world, trying to figure her life out: she's just broken up with her girlfriend Maxine Rebecca Henderson , whom she clearly isn't over; she isn't sure what career she feels a calling toward; and to top it all off, she's still in the closet as far as her conservative Persian parents are concerned.
They are in relation from previous few years of strong relationship.
So, at the age of 25, she into the Renfrew Center in New York.
Desiree Akhavan is an Iranian-American woman who has done some acting of her own.