TAKE TEN | Women Without Men

A quickfire guide to Neshat’s Women Without Men


Name Zanan-e bedun-e mardan.

Birthdate/vintage 2009.

That scene Zarin scrubs her skin raw in a cavernous bathhouse.

Did you see? Shahrnoush Parsipour, author of the novella from which the film is adapted, as a brothel madame.

Don’t watch it with The CIA.

Listen back to Ryuichi Sakamoto’s haunting theme.

Champion Ang Lee: “this film grabbed my heart”.

Antagonist Nigel Andrews of the Financial Times: “a series of tableaux to which no one brought the vivants.”

Not to be confused with Ernest Hemingway’s short story collection Men Without Women.

Pair with I Will Greet the Sun Again, Rizzoli’s comprehensive monograph surveying Neshat’s earlier work with installation and photography.


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