3 Faces (Se rokh)



Rafael 3 Fri, Oct 5, 2018 6:30 PM
Film Info
Category:Mind the Gap
Section:World Cinema
Running Time:100 min.
Director:Jafar Panahi
Producer:Jafar Panahi
Screenwriter:Jafar Panahi
Nader Saeivar
Cinematographer:Amin Jafari
Editor:Mastaneh Mohajer
Panah Panahi
Cast:Behnaz Jafari
Jafar Panahi
Marziyeh Rezaei
Print Source:Kino Lorber
Note Writer:Zoë Elton


In this fascinating, tender-hearted road movie, famed Iranian actress Behnaz Jafari, playing herself, journeys from her latest film set to a remote village. She’s responding to a desperate video from a young woman who dreams of becoming an actress, but whose family won’t let her leave home. Encounters that are both whimsical and delightfully curious—an old woman who’s trying out her grave for size; a stud bull, the ultimate symbol of virility, that’s fallen and broken his leg—provide a thematic backdrop for this exploration of women and men, tradition and freedom of choice. And at the helm on this journey is Behnaz’s driver, director Jafar Pahani who, as he did in Taxi (MVFF 2015), takes the wheel as a character in his fourth film since Iran banned him from making movies in 2011. In storytelling that’s deceptively simple, Panahi creates a richly layered and eloquent journey—right down to the last image.

In association with Persian Center

Additional Information

Jafar Panahi was born in Mianeh, Iran. He has directed the feature films The White Balloon, The Mirror, The Circle, Crimson Gold, Offside, This Is Not a Film, Closed Curtain, Jafar Panahi's Taxi, and, his most recent work, 3 Faces.