Release date:April 9, 2010
(L.A.; NY release: May 2010)
Directors:Shirin Neshat, Shoja Azari
Starring:Navíd Akhavan, Mina Azarian, Bijan Daneshmand, Rahi Daneshmand, Pegah Ferydoni, Arita Shahrzad, Tahmoures Tehrani, Shabnam Toloui, Orsolya Tóth, Essa Zahir
"Women Without Men," an adaptation of Shahrnush Parsipur's magic realist novel, 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'état brought down the democratically elected Prime Minister, Mohammad Mossadegh, and reinstalled the Shah to power.