Well-known actress Behnaz Jafari is distraught by a provincial girl’s video plea for help—oppressed by her family to not pursue her studies at the Tehran drama conservatory. Behnaz abandons her shoot and turns to filmmaker Jafar Panahi to help solve the mystery of the young girl’s troubles. They travel by car to the rural northwest where they have amusing encounters with the charming folk of the girl’s mountain village. But the city visitors soon discover that the protection of age-old traditions is as generous as local hospitality…


“Filmmaker Jafar Panahi busts out yet again to make 3 Faces… For a guy under house arrest and banned from filmmaking, Jafar Panahi sure gets around!” - Georgia Straight

“Metaphors speak louder than words in this stealthy new drama by state-harassed Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi.” - Toronto Star

”is a modest reminder that Panahi is a master when scripting conversations that are both intimate and anecdotal, all while walking a fine line between the comic and tragic.” - NOW

“3 Faces meanders wonderfully” - Globe + Mail

NNNN "Iranian master Jafar Panahi's modest, empathetic film examines an artist's plight in a repressive state" - NOW

“[3 FACES] may free us of the sheer negativity many have about Iran and it portrays the struggles of Iranian women to be equal to Iranian men. That struggle will be long and the first step is to oust the clerics from political power.” - Set the Bar

Best Movies of 2018 “a study of the truth of cinema in an age of lies.” - Wylie Writes

“For anyone who has been following the works of Panahi, this will not disappoint. For the newbies, it may take a moment to warm up to, but you will eventually find yourself as engrossed in the events on the screen as the rest of the audience.” - Wylie Writes