Here is a list with the film suggestions we have received for the fourth screening, in case anyone would like to watch more movies on the topic. We will shortly announce the choice for the next screening. Thanks to Rika, Metaksya, and Tamara for the suggestions!

Zanan-e bedun-e mardan (Women without men) , Iran, 2009

Directors: Shirin Neshat, Shoja Azari

Against the tumultuous backdrop of Iran’s 1953 CIA-backed coup d’état, the destinies of four women converge in a beautiful orchard garden, where they find independence, solace and companionship. (imdb)

Baran, Iran, 2001

directed by Majid Majidi

In a building site in present-day Tehran, Lateef, a 17-year-old Turkish worker is irresistibly drawn to Rahmat, a young Afghan worker. The revelation of Rahmat’s secret changes both their lives. (imdb)

Yella, Germany, 2007

directed by Christian Petzold

Yella is estranged from her possessive and violent husband; but he can’t quite bring himself to give her up. When their fraught interaction finally comes to dramatic conclusion, Yella’s life takes an odd shift. (imdb)

La source des femmes, France, 2011

Directed by Radu Mihaileanu

A comedy/drama set in a village and centered on a battle of the sexes, where women threaten to withhold sexual favors if their men refuse to fetch water from a remote well. (imdb)

The stoning of Soraya M., 2008

Directed by Cyrus Nowrasteh

A drama set in 1986 Iran and centered on a man, Sahebjam, whose car breaks down in a remote village and enters into a conversation with Zahra, who relays to him the story about her niece, Soraya, whose arranged marriage to an abusive tyrant had a tragic ending.(imdb)

Female perspectives: film suggestions


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