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.
Why Stream This Film?
- 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
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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.
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.
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