Facing Mirrors

Facing Mirrors

(Ayneh-haa-ye Rouberou)


Directed by: Negar Azarbayjani

Written by: Negar Azarbayjani, Fereshteh Taerpour

Producer: Fereshteh Taerpour

DoP: Turaj Mansuri

Editors: Sepideh Abdolvahab, Negar Azarbayjani

Costume & Production Designer: Ghazal Shakeri

Music: Fardin Khalatbari

Sound: Mehran Malakouti

Make-up: Iman Omidvari

Cast: Sheyesteh Irani (Adineh / Eddie), Ghazal Shakeri (Rana), Homayoun Ershadi (Father), Nima Shahrokh Shahi (Brother), Saber Abar (Sadegh).

Iran, 2011, DCP, 2K, Color, 102 mins.



Rana and Adineh, two young women of opposite background and social classes, are accidentally brought together to share a journey. Inexperienced, religious and bound by traditions, Rana has got no way but driving a cab in order to earn her life. Wealthy, yet rebellious, Adineh has escaped from her home. On the halfway, Rana realizes that her passenger is a transsexual planning to undergo the operation. For Rana, it is almost impossible to understand and accept this reality. It equals to surpass all the beliefs and the traditions she values.

Director’s View:

FACING MIRRORS is a narrative about humanity. It’s a simple story of pure friendship between two women daringly moving beyond social norms as well as traditional beliefs and values.

Director’s Profile:

Born in 1974, Negar Azarbayjani holds a BA degree in cinema from the Art University of Tehran, Iran. She also has an MA degree in visual media arts from Emerson College in Boston, US. She started her career in pictures by acting in a few TV series and also worked as the assistant editor on the film, Kamal Tabrizi’s SHEYDA. After making a number of Shorts and animations both in the US and Iran, she directed her debut feature, FACING MIRRORS, which entered the festival circuit and gained her international recognition.

Feature Films: 2011- FACING MIRRORS; 2017- SEASON OF NARGUES.


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