Sunday, 13 September 2009

Shirin Neshat

This year’s winner of the Silver Lion for best director at the Venice Film Festival is Iranian exile Shirin Neshat for her film version of Women Without Men, adapted from the novel by Shahrnush Parsipur, also an Iranian woman in exile.

In an interview with, Shirin Neshat talks of how the film relates to the novel, and of how it developed out of her work for gallery exhibition. There‘s a description of the earlier gallery version of the film here.

 In a TV interview from June, she talks about exile, art, inescapable politics, and the film.

Below a trailer for the film, and a short interview with Shirin Neshat on this summer’s post-election protests.

Recommended blogs on Iran:
Raye Man Kojast?
Revolutionary Road
Rise of the Iranian People
Tehran Bureau
Uskowi on Iran

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