Sunday 05 August 4:30pm Screen 3
Director: Negar Azarbayjani
The first narrative film from Iran to feature a transgendered main character, Facing Mirrors is the story of Rana and Edi and their roadtrip across this strange and hostile country. Rana is a taxi driver, working to pay off her husband's debts and Edi is her latest fare, a transgendered man fleeing from his tyrannical father and an arranged marriage.
This film is an intimate character study, an almost chamber drama in which Rana struggles to accept Edi and his unorthodox identity, and also a beautiful travelogue of Iran and an exploration of life as a transgendered person living there.
Take this opportunity to discover a story of friendship and courage, and a film that the Iranian government would rather you did not see.
Outstanding First Feature winner, Frameline 2012
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