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WOMEN WITHOUT MEN
aka ZANAN-E BEDUN-E MARDAN

Year: 2009
USA: Indiepix Films
UK: Artificial Eye
Cast: Pegah Ferydoni, Arita Shahrzad, Shabnam Toulouei, Orsi Tóth, Navid Akhavan, Mina Azarian, Bijan Daneshmand, Essa Zahir
Director: Shirin Neshat, Shoja Azari
Countries: Germany / Austria / France
Language: Persian (English subtitles)
USA: 95 mins
UK: 100 mins
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong nudity and images of self harm
USA Release Date: 9 April 2010
UK Release Date: 11 June 2010

Synopsis

Acclaimed photographer Shirin Neshat makes her directorial debut with this incisive and sumptuously filmed reflection on the pivotal moment in history that directly led to the Islamic revolution and the Iran we know today.

Against the tumultuous backdrop of Iran's 1953 CIA-backed coup d'etat that brought down the democratically elected Prime Minister, Mohammad Mossadegh and reinstalled the Shah to power, the destinies of four women - Faezeh, Fakhri, Munis and Zarin - converge in a beautiful orchard, where they find independence, solace and companionship.

Silver Lion, UNICEF Award - Venice Film Festival 2009
In Competition - Venice Film Festival 2009
London Film Festival 2009










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