WOMEN’S PRISON (Manijeh Hekmat, 2002)

The place, we are told, is without hot water and is crawling with lice. It is so dark inside the Iranian prison depicted in Manijeh Hekmat’s strong though not quite powerful Zendan-e zanan that the female inmates seem buried alive. Their heavy garments, in nearly all cases covering everything but a trace of face, add […]