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1 hr. 35 min.

Plot Summary
The streets of Tehran, Iran, are teeming with protesters objecting to the overthrow of the prime minister, but four disparate women have more immediate concerns. Farrokhlagha's (Arita Shahrzad) husband thinks he's entitled to be married to multiple women. Munis (Shabnam Toloui) is a virtual slave to her brother. Faezeh (Pegah Ferydoni) has physical and emotional troubles. And Zarin (Orsolya Tóth) is an unwilling prostitute. Boldly, the women pursue solutions to the problems foisted upon them.

Cast: Navíd Akhavan , Mina Azarian , Bijan Daneshmand , Shabnam Toloui , Orsolya Tóth , Rahi Daneshmand , Salma Daneshmand , Pegah Ferydoni

Directors: Shirin Neshat , Shoja Azari

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Indiepix

Women Without Men (2009)

Release Date: April 9th, 2010|1 hr. 35 min.

critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 50
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    Has compelling stretches, but the film's formal concerns overwhelm the storytelling. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    This beautifully made film (which won the best director award at last year's Venice Film Festival) is the very definition of an art house movie with limited appeal, but its political import gives it added talking points that will draw attention. show more

  • 75
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    Shirin Neshat's film, a magical-realist cry from the heart, is as up-to-date as last year's pro-democracy protests. show more

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