FRANCE / GERMANY on TOFIFEST: “WOMAN WITHOUT MEN” IN MAIN COMPETITION

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“Women Without Men” (“Zanan-e Bedun-e Mardan”), awarded at the prestigious Venice Film Festival. The film will have its Polish premiere at Tofifest during ON AIR competition.

In a mystical-poetic way, the film tackles the most contemporary issues of Iranian women. It’s an exquisite example of art cinema, and cinema about art. As the director describes her film: “It was work filled with love, lasting six years (…) This film tells the world the story of my country”. The motion picture depicts the events of 1953 — the revolution inspired by the Great Britain and the USA. Iran’s Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi overturned the democratic government of Mohammed Mossadek, and introduced dictatorship. Western countries inspired the revolution in order to secure their rights for oil extraction. The film is a German-French-British coproduction.
Women Without Men”, presenting a style of magical realism, is a bold mixture of realism and visionary foresight. Neshat showed how Iranian filmmaking could like like if it was left uncensored. — wrote in Gazeta Wyborcza Tadeusz Sobolewski.