The House is Black - 1962

Directed by Forough Farrokhzad

Forough's Farrokhzad's poetry is paired with a masterfully edited series of images from a Tabriz leper colony.

B&W, 22 minutes, Farsi

Original Title: Khaneh Siah Ast

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Star Rating


Firouzan Rank # 10

Cast


All People Featured As Themselves

Crew


Writer Forough Farrokhzad
Director Forough Farrokhzad
Producer Ebrahim Gulistan
Director of Photography Soleiman Minasian
Sound Recordist Mahmoud Hangval
Samad Pourkamali
Editor Forough Farrokhzad

Pictures


The viewer is confronted with many different faces of those afflicted with leprosy.

The viewer is confronted with many different faces of those afflicted with leprosy.

A classroom made up of students of all ages.

A classroom made up of students of all ages.

One of the afflicted struggles to light his pipe.

One of the afflicted struggles to light his pipe.

Those caring for the infected are also featured by Farrokhzad.

Those caring for the infected are also featured by Farrokhzad.

A man prays in the colony's mosque.

A man prays in the colony's mosque.

The young girls act the same as if they did not reside in the colony.

The young girls act the same as if they did not reside in the colony.

The teacher - '...name a few ugly things.'

The teacher - "..name a few ugly things."

'hand...foot...head.'

"hand...foot...head."

An older student is instructed to write a sentence with the word 'black' in it.

An older student is instructed to write a sentence with the word "black" in it.

'The house is black.'

"The house is black."

DVD


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