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08/11/09

Shirin Neshat's Women Without Men

Shirin Neshat's first feature-length film is based on a magic-realist novel written by Iranian author Sharnush Parsipur. The narrative interweaves the lives of four Iranian women during the summer of 1953, a pivotal moment in Iranian history when an American led coup d'état brought down the democratically elected prime minister Mohammed Mossadegh and reinstalled the Shah to power. The film chronicles each woman's quest for change and their mysterious encounter in a magical orchard.


Credits
Producer: Susanne Marian, Martin Gschlacht, Philippe Bober
Screenplay: Shirin Neshat
Written By: Shahrnush Parsipur
Cinematographer: Martin Gschlacht
Music: Ryuichi Sakamoto Principal Cast

International Sales Agent: Coproduction Office

Country: Germany/Austria/ France
Year: 2009
Runtime: 97 minutes

Shirin Neshat's Women Without Men, featuring the author Shahrnush Parsipur as Akram Tala will premier in Toronto Film Festival (Sept 11)

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