Behnaz Jafari, Jafar Panahi, Marziyeh Rezaei, Maedeh Erteghaei, Shahrzad
Jafar Panahi Film Production
Well-known actress Behnaz Jafari is left distraught when she comes across a provincial girl's video plea for help, after her family prevents her from taking up her studies at the Tehran Drama University. Behnaz abandons her shoot and turns to filmmaker Jafar Panahi to help with the young girl's troubles. They travel by car to the rural northwest, where they have amusing encounters with the charming and generous folk of the girl's mountain village. But Behnaz and Jafar also discover that old traditions die hard.
Jafar Panahi is commonly identified with the Iranian New Wave film movement, one of the leaders of the modern Iranian cinema. In 2010 Panahi was sentenced to a six-year jail sentence and a 20-year ban on directing any movies, giving any form of interview with Iranian or foreign media, or from leaving the country. 3 FACES is the fourth film (after THIS IS NOT A FILM, CLOSED CURTAIN and TAXI) he directed after the arrest. Was unable to attend the premiere because of the ban to leave Iran.