Shirin Neshat (in Zusammenarbeit mit Shoja Azari)
DEU, AUT, FRA, Iran 2009
99 min

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)

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