3 Faces

(Se Rokh) Features
Director: Jafar Panahi 2018 100 Minutes Ages 15+
3 Faces Sat 13 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 04:30pm 100mins Australian Cinémathèque GOMA
3 Faces Sun 21 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 02:00pm 100mins The Elizabeth Picture Theatre

Dissident filmmaker Jafar Panahi again shows his skill in blending documentary with fiction under difficult circumstances, in this winner of the Best Screenplay Award at Cannes 2018.

Panahi, playing himself, shows the famous Iranian actress Behnaz Jafari a video message that has been sent to him. It purports to show a young girl from a remote Azerbaijani village committing suicide because her family will not allow her to attend an acting conservatory in Tehran. The two set out for the village armed only with Panahi’s limited knowledge of the local language to uncover the truth. There they encounter the very famous pre-revolutionary actress Shahrzad, eking out a reclusive existence through painting and poetry.

Screening as part of ‘Iranian Cinema Now

Details

Year:2018
Classification:Ages 15+
Country:Iran
Language:Farsi, with English subtitles
Director:Jafar Panahi
Producer:Jafar Panahi
Cast:Behnaz Jafari, Jafar Panahi, Marziyeh Rezaei, Maedeh Erteghaei
Script:Jafar Panahi, Nader Saeivar
Program strand:Features
Rights:Madman Entertainment