Thursday, April 11 | 8 pm
Sunday, April 14 | 5:30 pm
Iranian director Jafar Panahi’s (This Is Not a Film, Taxi) fourth completed feature since famously receiving a twenty-year filmmaking ban from the Iranian government in 2010, 3 Faces opens with an apparent cellphone suicide video, shot by a young actress whose family will not allow her to pursue her preferred career. Distraught, the recipient of the video—middle-aged actress Behnaz Jafari, as herself—and Panahi (also playing himself) travel through the night to the girl’s remote mountain village. There, they search for the truth about the missing girl and the mysterious video, encountering curious locals, and a third (famous) face, along the way. A celebration of community and solidarity amid severe political and societal oppression, 3 Faces is also an ode to late Iranian master Abbas Kiarostami, under whom the great Panahi got his start a quarter of a century ago.
Director Jafar Panahi | 2018 | In Persian, Azerbaijani, and Turkish with English subtitles | 100 minutes | NR | DCP