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

Crew
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

“Critic’s Pick! Elegant... immersive, pleasurably intelligent.” 

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

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

“An urgent mystery. Panahi's sympathies are clear, but his humanity is boundless.” 

“Unquestioned patriarchal tradition and desperate responses to its oppressive power are dramatized in the Iranian director Jafar Panahi’s sly and defiant metafictional road movie.”

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

“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 political and gently feminist statement... Panahi can't help but flaunt optimism wherever he sees it."

“Captivating. A humanist drama of female power in 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 gently provocative meditation on the role of creative souls in modern-day Iran.”

“A beautiful expression of artistic solidarity.”

“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
Knickerbocker Holland 1559016000May 28 - June 1, 2019
Media Arts Center San Diego / Digital Gym San Diego 1556856000May 3 - May 9, 2019
Upstate Films Woodstock Woodstock 1556251200April 26 - April 28, 2019
Parkway Theater - Pittsburgh Pittsburgh 1556251200April 26 - May 16, 2019
Gene Siskel Film Center Chicago 1555646400April 19 - April 25, 2019
Center For Contemporary Arts Santa Fe 1555646400April 19 - April 25, 2019
Oklahoma City Museum of Art Oklahoma City 1555041600Coming Soon
Bijou Film Board Iowa City 1554782400April 9, 2019
Minneapolis-St.Paul International Film Festival Minneapolis 1554350400April 4 - April 14, 2019
Laemmle Town Center 5 Encino 1553832000March 29 - April 4, 2019
Laemmle Royal Theatre Los Angeles 1553832000March 29 - April 4, 2019
Roxie Theater San Francisco 1553832000March 29 - April 4, 2019
Real Art Ways Hartford 1553832000March 29 - April 4, 2019
Detroit Institute of Arts Detroit 1553832000March 29, 2019
Wexner Center for the Arts Columbus 1553227200March 22 - March 23, 2019
CMU International Film Festival Pittsburgh 1553140800March 21 - March 31, 2019
Cinema Arts Centre Huntington 1552622400March 15 - March 21, 2019
Kew Gardens Cinemas Kew Gardens 1552622400March 15 - March 21, 2019
New Plaza Cinema New York 1552622400March 15 - March 17, 2019
IFC Center New York 1552021200March 8 - March 28, 2019
Portland International Film Festival Portland 1551934800March 7 - March 17, 2019
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Houston 1547701200January 17, 2019


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