See below for an impressive trailer for Shirin Neshat's movie which is based on Shahrnush Parsipur's excellent feminist novel "Women Without Men". To view some of Shirin Neshat's visual artwork link here. To read more on the movie link here (in Persian) or here (in German).
The movie describes the lives of several Iranian Women during the military coup d'état in 1953. According to Neshat, the movie is about how wrong it is to judge a culture and a society not only from outside the frame, but from within a different frame alltogether (hence biased). People need to be understood within the context of the complex dynamics of their cultural, philosophical and ideological values. And I could not agree more with this view. I am looking forward to seeing this movie. The music to the movie was composed by Ryuichi Sakamoto.