Women Without Men
Presented by The Institute of Contemporary Art
November 13-November 14, 2010
Shirin Neshat’s feature-film debut offers an exquisitely crafted view of Iran in 1953, when a British- and American-backed coup removed the democratically-elected government. Adapted from the magical-realist novel by Iranian author Shahrnush Parsipur, the film weaves together the stories of five women whose experiences are shaped by their faith and the social structures in place.