Three Veils

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Three Veils
Three-veils-film.jpg
Original film poster
Directed byRolla Selbak
Produced byJeremy Elliott
Fahmi Farouk Farahat
Yusuf Yenil
Brad Hagen
Mohannad Malas
Ahmad Zahra
Written byRolla Selbak
StarringSheetal Sheth
Angela Zahra
Mercedes Masöhn
Music byVicente Avella
CinematographyJohn Frost
Edited byFahmi Farouk Farahat
Release date
  • March 9, 2011 (2011-03-09) (Portland Women's Film Festival)
Running time
117 min
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Three Veils is a 2011 film written and directed by Rolla Selbak and starring Sheetal Sheth, Angela Zahra and Mercedes Masöhn. The film is notable for featuring a lesbian character. Selbak herself is a lesbian.[1] It has won several awards.

Plot summary[edit]

Three Veils is about three young Middle-Eastern women living in the U.S, each with their own personal story. Leila (Mercedes Masöhn) is engaged to be married, however as the wedding night approaches, she becomes less and less sure. Amira (Angela Zahra) is a devout Muslim, but is dealing with her deep repressed lesbian feelings. Nikki (Sheetal Sheth) is acting out her promiscuity as she battles her own demons after a tragic death in the family. As the film progresses, all three stories unfold and blend into each other as connections are revealed between the three women.

Cast[edit]

  • Sheetal Sheth as Nikki
  • Angela Zahra as Amira
  • Mercedes Masöhn as Leila
  • Madline Tabar as Samira
  • Erick Avari as Mr. Qasim
  • Garen Boyajian as Jamal
  • Christopher Maleki as Mehdi
  • Sammy Sheik as Ali
  • Andrew J. Ferranti as Hafiz
  • Silvi Sebastian as Aunt Fatima
  • Desmond Faison as Wes
  • Andria Carpenter as Little Nikki
  • Lexi Greene as Little Amira
  • Chelsea Gray as Shoshana
  • Anne Bedian as Farridah

References[edit]

  1. ^ Curiel, Jonathan. "At Arab Film Festival, a Daring Drama Features a Lesbian of Faith". Retrieved 19 August 2014.

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