Facing Mirrors

Facing Mirrors

Iran, 2011, 102 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: Germany
Genre/Subjects: Drama, Foreign, GLBT
Language: Persian English Sub-Titles

Screens Saturday, July 21st at 4:45pm as part of the Cinema Q Film Festival
Set in contemporary Iran, Facing Mirrors is a story of an unlikely and daring friendship that develops despite social norms and religious beliefs. Although Rana is a traditional wife and mother, she is forced to drive a cab to pay off the debt that keeps her husband in prison. By chance she picks up the wealthy and rebellious Edi, who is desperately awaiting a passport to leave the country. At first Rana attempts to help, but when she realizes that Edi is transgender, a dangerous series of conflicts arises. Directed by Negar Azarbayjani, Facing Mirrors is the first narrative film from Iran to feature a transgender main character.

DIRECTOR: Negar Azarbayjani
Principal Cast: SHAYESTEH IRANI, GHAZAL SHAKERI, HOMAYOON ERSHADI, NIMA SHAHROKH SHAHI, MARYAM BOOBANI

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