Lo schermo dell’arte

Women without men

Iran, 1953. Against the background of the violent CIA-backed coup d’état, the destinies of four women flow together in a splendid country garden, where they find independence, comfort and friendship.
The acclaimed video artist Shirin Neshat makes her cinematic debut with elegant, incisive camera work and a penetrating reflection on a crucial moment in her country’s history, which led to the Islamic Revolution and the Iran we know today.

In collaboration with The Screen of the Arts Festival, fhe film was premiered at the Odeon Cinema, the 9th of March 2010, in the presence of the artist Shirin Neshat.