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AAAFF Winter Showcase: 3 Faces

  • AFS Cinema 6406 N IH-35 Suite 3100, Austin, Texas 78752 (map)

Iran | Narrative/Drama | 100 min | Persian

Winner of the Best Screenplay Award at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, this road movie portrays acclaimed filmmaker Jafar Panahi (THE WHITE BALLOON, TAXI, THIS IS NOT A FILM) and renowned Iranian actress Behnaz Jafari (THE CHALKBOARD, MOKHTARNAMEH) traveling to a rural village to find a distraught young girl whose family has forbid her from studying acting. Both the mystery and the journey evolves into a calm, yet profound, exploration of tradition, patriarchy, and female identity over generations within Iranian society. (Ray Loyd, Programmer)

With "3 Faces," the caged Panahi is determined to sing someone else's song, and in times like these, such generosity of spirit is its own quietly fierce act of cinematic defiance. - Jessica Kiang, Variety

"3 Faces" may be modest and low-key on the surface, but its surprises are worth preserving, its insights casually profound. - Justin Chang, LA Times

Winner - Best Screenplay | 2018 Cannes Film Festival
Official Selection | 2018 Toronto International Film Festival
Official Selection | 2018 New York Film Festival
Official Selection | 2018 AFI Festival

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