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