Durham Film Club
Shakespeare Hall, 71 North Rd, Durham, DH1 4SQ
19th March 2020
3 FACES (15) 2019
d. Jafar Panahi Ir 100 mins
Iranian actor Behanaz Jafari (playing herself) is distraught after receiving an apparent suicide note from a girl whose family forbade her to attend drama school. Fleeing a film set with her director (played by Panahi) in tow, they embark on a road trip to Iran’s rural north to locate the girl. Having often farcical encounters with locals along the way, Panahi gently probes the patriarchal customs that impact women in all areas of Iranian society. Another triumph from one of the most important film makers of the 21st century….