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3 Faces

Iran, 2018

Director: Jafar Panahi

Showing: 12 February 2020


This is director Jafar Panahi’s fourth film made while under an Iranian government ban. Distraught on seeing a seemingly suicidal video of a young girl whose family has barred her from studying at Tehran drama school, well-known actress Behnaz Jafari enlists Panahi’s help. They travel to the girl’s mountain village in northwest Iran, where they find people to be warm and engaging, but also discover that old traditions die hard.

(100 mins, cert. 15, Persian with sub-titles)