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3 Faces

★★★★★
“3 Faces is Panahi at his best. The holistic vision of a nation is all at once generous and embracing, alarming and admonitory, bleak and beautiful. Truth is delivered to us by an artist who has suffered it.”  Nigel Andrews, The Financial Times

Popular Iranian actor Behnaz Jafari is left so distraught by a text sent by a provincial village girl whose ambitions to be an actor are being oppressed by her family that she defects from the set of her latest production.  Behnaz Jafari turns to filmmaker Jafar Panahi to help solve the mystery of the young girl’s troubles, and Jafari and Panahi travel to the rural northwest where they encounter various village members and discover that the protection of age-old traditions is as generous as local hospitality…

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