3 Faces

2019 • 96 minutes
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Actress Behnaz Jafari is distraught by a video plea from a girl being pressured by her family to abandon her studies at the Tehran drama school. Behnaz turns to filmmaker Jafar Panahi to help solve the mystery of the young girl’s troubles. They travel to northwest Iran where they have amusing encounters with the people of the girl’s mountain village. But the visitors soon discover that the protection of age-old traditions is as generous as local hospitality. Winner of the Best Screenplay award at the Cannes Film Festival, 3 FACES is the fourth film acclaimed filmmaker Jafar Panahi has completed since being banned from filmmaking by the Iranian government. Full of warmth and insight, it is a deeply felt expression of community and solidarity under the eye of oppression.

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