Film Screening: Women Without Men by Shirin Neshat
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Special screening of Neshat’s first feature film, for which she was awarded Best Director at the Venice Film Festival in 2009, and described by film critic Mark Kermode as “a magical realist fable with a strong political backbone”. Introduced by YSP’s Head Curator, Clare Lilley.
"Beautifully shot... wonderfully ethereal" The Times
"An auteur piece in the true sense" Art Review
"A quietly tremendous film which ensnares both the heart and the mind" The Guardian
Price includes glass of wine.
About the film
WOMEN WITHOUT MEN, an adaptation of Shahrnush Parsipur's magic realist novel of the same name, is Iranian artist Shirin Neshat's first feature length film. The story chronicles the intertwining lives of four Iranian women during the summer of 1953; a cataclysmic moment in Iranian history when an American led, British backed coup d'etat brought down the democratically elected Prime Minister, Mohammad Mossadegh, and reinstalled the Shah to power.
Women Without Men Official Site
Peter Bradshaw Film Blog
Mark Kermode's DVD Round-Up