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Women Without Men

Women Without Men
Scene from "Women Without Men" (photo © Essential Filmproduktion GmbH)

Against the tumultuous backdrop of Iran’s 1953 CIA-backed coup d’état, the destinies of four women converge in a beautiful orchard garden, where they find independence, solace and companionship. Acclaimed video artist 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.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2009
Director Shirin Neshat
Screenplay Shirin Neshat
Cinematography Martin Gschlacht
Cast Shabnam Tolouie, Arita Shahrzad, Pegah Ferydoni, Orsi Tóth
Producers Martin Gschlacht, Philippe Bober, Susanne Marian
Production Company Essential Filmproduktion, in co-production with coop99 filmproduktion
Length 99 min
Format color
Original Version
 Persian
Subtitled Versions English, Italian
Sound Technology Dolby SRD
Festivals Venice 2009 (In Competition), Toronto 2009, Tallinn Black Nights 2009, Sundance 2010, Rotterdam 2010, Istanbul 2010, CPH:PIX Copenhagen 2010, Karlovy Vary 2010, Melbourne 2010, Kerala 2010
Awards Silver Lion Best Direction Venice 2009

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