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      Women Without Men

      Released Apr 9, 2010 1 hr. 35 min. Drama List
      73% 41 Reviews Tomatometer 52% 500+ Ratings Audience Score 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. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Mar 25 Buy Now

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      Critics Consensus

      Its reach may exceed its grasp, but Women Without Men's beautiful imagery and quiet elegance will entrance patient viewers.

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      Audience Member impressive cinematography Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member Grim statement on women's lives in Iran. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Sometimes it was just too slow, and definitely too hard on its women. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Not the best structured movie I've ever seen... Felt like it was trying to make too many points at the same time. But it was still quite interesting. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Magic realism works surprisingly well alongside "everyday life" in this drama which focuses on the interweaving of four Iranian women in 1953 - the year of the US/British coup d'etat. Complex but approachable, the film deftly tackles feminist, religious and political themes in an assured evocation of period. Excellent performances from the four lead actors. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Well, the imagery was pretty and I am always interested in Middle Eastern culture/history, but, boy oh boy, was I confused... Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Chris Chang Film Comment Magazine Neshat's images are startling in their sensual immediacy and aesthetic nuance. Jun 17, 2013 Full Review Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle The images are vivid, their meanings much less so. Rated: 3/5 Oct 8, 2010 Full Review Cary Darling Dallas Morning News Its elegiac mood and chiaroscuro beauty are hard to shake. Rated: 3/5 Jul 9, 2010 Full Review Roger Moore Movie Nation A great film that's aging well, a work of art that sends the same messages a dozen years after its creation Rated: 3.5/4 Mar 26, 2021 Full Review Mattie Lucas From the Front Row The true accomplishment here is that Neshat gives voice to the voiceless, and Women Without Men is an impassioned cry for freedom that echoes across generations. Rated: 3/4 Aug 5, 2019 Full Review Kaleem Aftab The List Although uneven in patches, this is a pertinent work on female resilience, made with an array of images painstakingly constructed for insightful social, political and artistic commentary. Rated: 4/5 Nov 5, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis 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.
      Director
      Shirin Neshat, Shoja Azari
      Screenwriter
      Shoja Azari, Steven Henry Madoff, Shirin Neshat
      Distributor
      Indiepix
      Production Co
      Essential Filmproduktion GmbH, Rommel Film, Coop99 Filmproduktion
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      Persian
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 9, 2010, Limited
      Release Date (DVD)
      Aug 24, 2010
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $176.0K
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