Facing (Mirrors Aynehaye rooberoo) - 2011
Rana, a conservative young mother, has been secretly driving a cab to support her family since her husband went to jail. When she picks up Adineh, a young woman from a wealthy family who is fleeing an arranged marriage and the country for a transgender operation, it’s a clash of class and belief systems. Rana is initially terrified of Adineh’s bold ways. But Adineh, is supportive of Rana and her own boldness in driving her husband’s taxi against his express orders, and an unlikely alliance forms.
This first Iranian fictional feature about transgender unites a female team of veteran writer/producer Fereshteh Taerpour with debut writer/director Negar Azarbayjani. The film has a sheaf of Awards, starting the Special Jury Prize in the International Competition in Fajr. Shayesteh Irani (Adineh), last seen in Offside, was nominated for her brave performance for Best Actress at APSA 2011.
Director: Negar Azarbayjani
Writer: Negar Azarbayjani, Fereshteh Taerpour
Producer: Fereshteh Taerpour
Cast: Shayesteh Irani, Qazal Shakeri, Homayoun Ershadi, Nima Shahrokh Shahi
Print Source: Fereshteh Taerpour
Duration: 102 minutes
Language: English with Farsi subtitles