3 Faces

3 Faces

3 Faces

Iranian auteur Jafar Panahi (Tehran Taxi) and screen star Behnaz Jafari head to a village when she receives a distressing video from a fan. Winner of Best Screenplay at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

"Well-known actress Behnaz Jafari is left distraught when she comes across a provincial girl’s video plea for help, after her family prevents her from taking up her studies at the Tehran drama conservatory. Behnaz abandons her shoot and turns to filmmaker Jafar Panahi to help with the young girl’s troubles. They travel by car to the rural northwest, where they have amusing encounters with the charming and generous folk of the girl’s mountain village. But Behnaz and Jafar also discover that old traditions die hard." (Sydney Film Festival)

2018Rating: M, Suicide references100 minsIranPersian with English subtitles
DramaWorld CinemaFestival & Independent
66%
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Variety

Variety

press

With "3 Faces," the caged Panahi is determined to sing someone else's song, and in times like these, such generosity of spirit is its own quietly fierce act of cinematic defiance.

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The Times

The Times

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Provocative without being hectoring.

4.0
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The New York Times

The New York Times

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The story is streamlined, simple and elegant, but the plot is thickly layered.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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A minor, but still rewarding Panahi film.

3.0
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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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More concerned with mood than plot, the observational film carries impassioned feminist undertones.

4.0
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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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"3 Faces" may be modest and low-key on the surface, but its surprises are worth preserving, its insights casually profound.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Charming Iranian cinema at its purest.

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Variety

Variety

press

With "3 Faces," the caged Panahi is determined to sing someone else's song, and in times like these, such generosity of spirit is its own quietly fierce act of cinematic defiance.

0
The Times

The Times

press

Provocative without being hectoring.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The story is streamlined, simple and elegant, but the plot is thickly layered.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A minor, but still rewarding Panahi film.

3.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

More concerned with mood than plot, the observational film carries impassioned feminist undertones.

4.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

"3 Faces" may be modest and low-key on the surface, but its surprises are worth preserving, its insights casually profound.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Charming Iranian cinema at its purest.

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