Women Without Men (Zanan Bedoone Mardan)
Against the tumultuous backdrop of Iran’s 1953 CIA-backed coup d’état, the destinies of four women converge in a beautiful orchard, where they find independence, solace and companionship. Acclaimed photographer Shirin Neshat makes her directorial debut with this incisive and sumptuously filmed reflection on the pivotal moment in history that directly led to the Islamic revolution and the Iran we know today.
Director: Shirin Neshat; Production: Coop99, Essential Film Produktion, Parisienne de production.
Organisation: City of Women; Co-organization: Kinodvor.