Three Veils

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Three Veils
Original film poster
Directed by Rolla Selbak
Produced byJeremy Elliott
Fahmi Farouk Farahat
Yusuf Yenil
Brad Hagen
Mohannad Malas
Ahmad Zahra
Written by Rolla Selbak
Starring Sheetal 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

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

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.


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