V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

ZANAN BEDOONE MARDAN

V' 09

ZANAN BEDOONE MARDAN

WOMEN WITHOUT MEN

Shirin Neshat (in Zusammenarbeit mit Shoja Azari)
D/A/F/Iran, 2009
Fiction, 99min, Farsi OmeU

ZANAN BEDOONE MARDAN

Shirin Neshat (in Zusammenarbeit mit Shoja Azari)
D/A/F/Iran, 2009
Fiction, 99min, Farsi OmeU

Actors: 
Pegah Ferydoni
Faezeh
Arita Shahrzad
Fakhri
Shabnam Tolouei
Munis
Orsi Tóth
Zarin
Screenplay: 
Shirin Neshat
Shoja Azari
nach einer Vorlage von Shahrnush Parsipur
Sound: 
Uve Haussig
Camera: 
Martin Gschlacht
Editor: 
George Cragg
Jay Rabinowitz
Julia Wiedwald
Patrick Lambertz
Christof Schertenleib
Sam Neave
Composer: 
Ryuichi Sakamoto
Decoration: 
Katharina Wöppermann
Shahram Karimi
Costume: 
Thomas Olah

Production: 
Essential Filmproduktion coop99 filmproduktion Parisienne de Production
World Sales: 
Coproduction Office 24, rue la Martine 75009 Paris, Frankreich T +33 1 56 02 60 00 info@coproductionoffice.eu
Distribution in Austria: 
Polyfilm Verleih Margaretenstraße 78 1050 Wien T 1 581 39 00 20 polyfilm@polyfilm.at
Format: 
HD
Color

Adapting Shahrnush Parsipur's fabulist novella, Shirin Neshat returns to the Tehran of the early '50s, a volatile time that was a crucible for today's Islamic republic despite being a world away from current conflicts. Roving from the gilded rooms of the rich to the streets where a prostitute plies her trade, Women Without Men weaves together the stories of four women: Each of them seeks freedom in surprising and sometimes shocking ways.
Neshat’s art installations have long worked wonders with the emotional power of film, video and photography, and yet it can still come as a surprise to witness the beauty of her images. Working with cinematographer Martin Gschlacht, she translates Parsipur’s literary magic realism with a visual style that can be at once ethereal and wrenching. Each scene unfolds in a succession of gorgeous shots, yet each scene holds the promise of danger. (Cameron Bailey)

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