Winner · Best Screenplay · Cannes Film Festival
Defying his filmmaking ban for the fourth time, Jafar Panahi (Tehran Taxi) has subversively created a humorous and thrilling ode to the power of cinema and the determination of Iranian women.
When a rural teenager sends an alarming video to her idol, actress Behnaz Jafari (playing herself), pleading for her to help sway her family to allow her to attend acting college, Jafari and director Panahi (also himself) set off on a road journey to check on the girl’s safety.
What is born is an amusing yet starkly honest portrait of the small town, where livestock likely outnumber humans and old traditions die hard. 3 Faces is a graceful and fresh offering from Panahi, brimming with its message of liberation and solidarity.
"Charming Iranian cinema at its purest. Defiantly modern in its liberating message about freedom of choice.” – Hollywood Reporter
In Farsi and Azerbaijani with English subtitles