3 Faces 

Drama | Persian with English subtitles | 100 minutes


Behnaz Jafari is a popular actress in Iran. She sees a video of a young girl, Marziyeh, pleading for help to escape the stifling restrictions of her conservative family.  The girl is now somewhere in Northwestern Iran.  Behnaz, with her friend Jafar Panahi’s assistance, is determined to find Marziyeh. During their search in Jafar’s SUV, they observe the many unusual characters and traditions of this region in Iran.  

Behnaz Jafari (Herself) / Jafar Panahi (Himself) / Marziyeh Rezaei (Herself)
Why Stream This Film?
The Iranian government banned Panahi from making films for a period of 20 years. In his eighth year of the ban, Panahi made 3 Facesundercover. Recognizing his courage and his achievement, Panahi won for Best Screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival and 3 Faces was nominated for the Palme d’Or. 
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score (Critics Consensus): 98%
  • Metacritic Score: 78
  • Cannes Film Festival: Winner, Best Screenplay (Jafar Panahi, Nader Saeivar; Nominated, Palme d’Or
  • Hamburg Film Festival: Winner, Best Film
  • World Cinema Amsterdam: Nominated, World Cinema Amsterdam Jury, Best Film
Panahi observes the quirks of his home region with a mixture of affection and exasperation. But cumulatively they create the backdrop of pervasive patriarchy and small-town small-mindedness against which the main story can unfold. 
Jessica Kiang


A road movie 3 FACES is streamlined, simple and elegant. It’s an immersive, pleasurably intelligent movie, one that weds documentary naturalism and melodramatic excess with formalist rigor.
Manohla Dargis

The New York Times

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