Winner of the Best Screenplay award at the Cannes Film Festival, 3 Faces is the fourth project acclaimed director Jafar Panahi has completed since being banned from filmmaking by the Iranian government. Full of warmth, insight and deeply felt humour, it’s a thoughtful examination of community and solidarity under the eye of oppression. Well-known actress Behnaz Jafari (playing herself) is distraught to receive a video plea from a girl being pressured by her family to abandon studies at the Tehran Drama School. Behnaz turns to filmmaker Jafar Panahi (also playing himself) to help solve the mystery of the young woman’s troubles.
“Funny and incisive… Another brave act of cinematic defiance” — The Guardian