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Women Without Men

زنان بدون مردان

DIRECTED BY: Shirin Neshat

Year: 2009
Country: Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Ukraine, Morocco, Iran
Length: 95′
Language: Farsi, English
Subtitles: EN, CZ
Premiere: Venice IFF

Women Without Men

زنان بدون مردان

DIRECTED BY: Shirin Neshat

Against the tumultuous backdrop of Iran’s 1953 CIA-backed coup d’état, the destinies of four women converge in a beautiful orchard where they find independence, solace and companionship.

Coming from fundamentally different backgrounds, the four women’s fates become interwoven to allow them to cope with male dominated society. This is a sharp, enigmatic and unapologetically feminist story of love and hope in times of national despair.

Women without Men is a transfixing and visually stunning directorial debut by one of the leading figures of Iranian contemporary art about a lost generation of Iranian politics and culture. 

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Shirin Neshat

Shirin Neshat is an Iranian New York-based visual and installation artist known for her exceptional work in film, video and photography. Constantly exploring intricate social, political and feminist themes in her work, Neshat has garnered the most honourable of awards and mentions at films festivals and exhibitions around the world. In 2009, her phenomenal political drama, Women Without Men, received the Silver Lion in Venice. She remains an icon to many up-and-coming artists and filmmakers today.