Scene from the film Charm Circle
Scene from the film Charm Circle
Scene from the film Charm Circle
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Charm Circle

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Filmmaker Nira Burstein returns to her childhood home—now crumbling from the inside out—in suburban New York to explore the circumstances in which her parents live. Weaving together decades-old home videos and contemporary footage, this documentary crafts an unpredictable and powerful family portrait. With the announcement of Nira’s younger sister’s polyamorous wedding, tensions are reignited that threaten to sever what’s left of the family bond.


  • Original title
    Charm Circle
  • Direction
  • DOP
    Nira Burstein
  • Editing
    Nira Burstein
  • Music
    Uri Burstein
  • Duration
    79 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • United States
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • Nashville Film Festival, US, 2021
    • Valdivia Film Festival, Chile, 2021
    • West Lake Documentary Festival, China 2021
    • Doclisboa, Portugal 2021
    • DOC NYC, US 2021
    • Festival Dei Popoli, Italy 2021
    • Miami Jewish Film Festival, US 2022
    • Antenna Documentary Film Festival, Australia , 2022
  • Awards
    • Audience Award & First Feature Special Mention | Sheffield DocFest, England, 2021 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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