HESLIN 3 Faces

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Art as Resistance History and the Individual in Jafar Panahi’s 3 Faces JAFAR PANAHI’S LATEST WORK IS CHARACTERISED BY EQUIVOCATION AND ENIGMA, THE FAMED IRANIAN DIRECTOR EMPLOYING SUCH TECHNIQUES TO CIR­ CUMVENT HIS HOMELAND’S CENSORSHIP REGIME. YET, WITH ITS INCLUSION OF STARS PRESENT AND PAST AS WELL AS ITS BLURRING OF FICTION AND FACT, 3 FACES NONETHELESS MANAGES TO PUT FORWARD POINTED SOCIAL COMMENTARY LADEN WITH EXTRA­ DIEGETIC SIGNIFICANCE, WRITES DAVID HESLIN.

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