Shirin Neshat

Online film programme

June 20 to June 24, 2020

Day 1

20 June, 2020

Women Without Men, 2009

Kindly note this film contains scenes of nudity. Viewer discretion is advised.

Women Without Men, 2009

Shirin Neshat’s first feature film is an adaptation of Iranian novelist Shahrnush Parsipur’s novel, Women without Men. Women without Men hones in on the life of four women – Zarin, Faezeh, Munis and Fakhri – in one of the most politically tumultuous times in modern Iranian history, the 1953 CIA-backed coup against Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh. Neshat won the Silver Lion Award for Best Director for Women without Men at the 66th Venice International Film Festival in 2009.