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Members' Preview: 3 Faces

(Rated M)

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Overview

Well-known actress Behnaz Jafari (playing herself) is distraught to receive a video plea from a girl being pressured by her family to abandon studies at the Tehran Drama School. Behnaz turns to filmmaker Jafar Panahi (also playing himself) to help solve the mystery of the young woman’s troubles. Together they travel to northwest Iran and have an assortment of amusing encounters with the people of the girl’s mountain village. But the visitors soon discover that the fierce protection of age-old traditions is as deeply ingrained as the local hospitality.

"Funny and incisive ... another brave act of cinematic defiance."
— The Guardian
"An immersive, pleasurably intelligent movie ... weds documentary naturalism and melodramatic excess with formalist rigor."
— The New York Times
"A gently provocative meditation on the role of creative souls in modern-day Iran."
— Time Out

Why You Should See This Film

Winner of the Best Screenplay award at the Cannes Film Festival, 3 Faces is the fourth project acclaimed director Jafar Panahi has completed since being banned from filmmaking by the Iranian government. Full of warmth, insight and deeply felt humour, it's a thoughtful examination of community and solidarity under the eye of oppression.

FILM CLUB MEMBERS' PREVIEW — TUESDAY 23 APRIL

Please note that the 8:30pm session on Tuesday 23 April is a Members Only screening for our Golden Age Film Club. Only those with current Adult or Concession membership numbers will be able to purchase tickets to this special preview.

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  • Year: 2018
  • Rating: M
  • Director: Jafar Panahi
  • Cast: Jafar Panahi, Behnaz Jafari
  • Duration: 100 minutes
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