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Facing Mirrors (Persian: آینه‌های روبرو‎, transliterated: Aynehaye Rooberoo) is a 2011 Iranian drama film directed and co-written by Negar Azarbayjani.[1][2] The film's producer and co-writer is Fereshteh Taerpoor.[3]

Facing Mirrors
Directed byNegar Azarbayjani
Produced byFereshteh Taerpoor
Written byNegar Azarbayjani
Fereshteh Taerpoor
StarringHomayoun Ershadi
CinematographyTuraj Mansuri
Distributed byBox Entertainment
Release date
  • September 2011 (2011-09) (TIFF)
  • 24 October 2012 (2012-10-24) (Iran)
Running time
102 minutes



Rana and Adineh (Eddie), two people of different backgrounds and social class are brought together to share a journey. Rana, inexperienced, religious and bound by traditions, is forced to drive a cab in order to survive financially and support her family. Adineh, wealthy yet rebellious, has escaped from their home. Together they share a cab ride. In the middle of the way, Rana realizes that her passenger is transgender, and planning on having an operation. For Rana, comprehending and accepting such reality is difficult and equal to surpassing all she believes in and traditions she values.[4]


Awards and nominationsEdit

At the Asia Pacific Screen Awards, Shayesteh Irani was nominated for Best Performance.[6] The film was nominated to win Scythian Deer for Grand Prix and has been awarded the Special Mention Prize of the Ecumenical Jury for Feature Film at the Molodist International Film Festival.[7]

At San Francisco's Frameline Film Festival in 2012, Facing Mirrors received "Best First Feature" award for Negar Azarbayjani's first feature.[8] In the eighteenth edition of the LGBT film festival held in Paris, Negar Azarbayjani won the Grand Prix prize at Chéries-Chéris 2012. The film won against nine other competitors in the official selection.[9]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Smith, Ian Hayden (2012). International Film Guide 2012. p. 146. ISBN 978-1908215017.
  2. ^ "Film: Facing Mirrors". insideout. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
  3. ^ Nafus, Chale (3 October 2012). "aGLIFF Polari 2012 Preview: Facing Mirrors". Slackerwood. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Facing Mirrors". The Film Collaborative. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
  5. ^ Wright, Robin (23 May 2014). "Singing Amy Winehouse in Tehran". The New Yorker. ISSN 0028-792X. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2011 ".
  7. ^ "Molodist International Film Festival 2011  — the full list".
  8. ^ "SF Frameline Film Festival 2012 winners". 2012. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
  9. ^ "Chéries-Chéris 2012 PALMARÈS ". Archived from the original on 19 January 2013.

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