quinta-feira, 18 de fevereiro de 2010

Women Without Men

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.

2 comentários:

ecila disse...

People tend to judge others much too fast, often times without looking at themselves. The truth is most of the time, we ourselves would not behave differently if we would be living other's stories. It is the easy way out to point the judging finger. Looking forward to watch this too! Do you think they will show it somewhere in Germany?

jellyfish disse...

I sure hope so! I will keep an eye open for it and will let you know!