While shooting her new movie, famous Iranian actress Behnaz Jafari receives an unsettling video wherein a young woman named Marziyeh reaches out to her for help: She dreams of becoming an actress, but her family won’t let her. She seems to be about to commit suicide, but the video does not make it clear if she actually goes through with it. Hoping to find her alive, Behnaz asks director Jafar Panahi to join her on a trip to Marziyeh’s village. 3 FACES follows the duo’s journey through the welcoming, but conservative rural societies of Northern Iran.
Jafar Panahi (Iran, 1960). Filmography: TAXI TEHERAN (BIFF 2015), CLOSED CURTAIN (2013), THIS IS NOT A FILM (2011), OFFSIDE (BIFF 2006), CRIMSON GOLD (2003), THE CIRCLE (2000), THE MIRROR (1997), THE WHITE BALLOON (1995)