3 Faces

Directed by Jafar Panahi

Year: 2019
Running Time: 100
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Country: Iran
Language: Farsi with English Subtitles
Genres: Drama
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3 Faces

Cast
Behnaz Jafari
Jafar Panahi
Marziyeh Rezaei
Maedeh Erteghaei
Narges Del Aram

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Directed by Jafar Panahi
Writer Jafar Panahi


Iranian director Jafar Panahi’s fourth completed feature since he was officially banned from filmmaking is one of his very best. Panahi begins with a smartphone video shot by a young woman (Marziyeh Rezaei) who announces to the camera that her parents have forbidden her from realizing her dream of acting and then, by all appearances, takes her own life. The recipient of the video, Behnaz Jafari, as herself, asks Panahi, as himself, to drive her to the woman’s tiny home village near the Turkish border to investigate. From there, 3 Faces builds in narrative, thematic, and visual intricacy to put forth a grand expression of community and solidarity under the eye of oppression. – New York Film Festival

Reviews

“Charming Iranian cinema at its purest. Defiantly modern in its liberating message.”

“Full of intelligence and humility and a real respect for women and for female actors. Gentle, elusive, and redolent of this director’s mysterious Iranian zen.”

“A beautiful expression of artistic solidarity.”

“An artful, surprising and thrillingly intelligent story about a few women trying to make a difference.”

“A gently provocative meditation on the role of creative souls in modern-day Iran.”

“A sly fictional commentary on life in Iran, hope, the country’s cinema legacy, and the continuity of history, disguised with folksy infusions of humor as a shaggy dog story.”

“A heartfelt statement of solidarity… such generosity of spirit is its own quietly fierce act of cinematic defiance.”

“A hymn to the irrepressibility of screen storytelling.”



Awards

  • Best Screenplay, Cannes Film Festival

  • Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival

  • Official Selection, New York Film Festival

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PLAYDATES

Venue City Date
Laemmle Royal Theatre Los Angeles 1553832000March 29 - April 4, 2019
Detroit Institute of Arts Detroit 1553832000March 29, 2019
Center For Contemporary Arts Santa Fe 1553832000Coming Soon
Real Art Ways Hartford 1552622400Coming Soon
IFC Center New York 1552021200March 8 - March 14, 2019
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Houston 1547701200January 17, 2019


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