Women Without Men

Women Without Men
  • 2009
  • Germany / Austria / France
  • 1h 40min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Shirin Neshat
  • Cast: Navid Akhavan, Mina Azarian, Essa Zahir

The first feature from visual artist Shirin Neshat is based on a magical realist novel by Shahrnush Parsipur. Telling the stories of four resilient women living in Tehran during the 1953 Iranian coup, this is a painstakingly constructed and insightful social and political commentary on the Iran of today as much as it is that of an Iran of the past.

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Women Without Men

2 Jul 20104 stars

Director Sherin Neshat made her name as an artist, mainly in the area of photography, who carefully exploited Islamic gender issues. Women Without Men, her cinematic debut, started life as a visual installation, and the finished product places Neshat…

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