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The House is Black│Khaneh Siah Ast

Forough FARROKHZAD
Iran 1962 22min DCP b&w Documentary G
Schedule
Code Date Time Theater Info Ticket
338 2021. 05. 01 17:00 Jeonju Cine Complex
HKE12ON
717 2021. 05. 05 14:30 CINE Q Jeonju Film Street 5
HKE12ON
Overview

Set in a leper colony in the north of Iran, The House is Black juxtaposes "ugliness," of which there is much in the world as stated in the opening scenes, with religion and gratitude.

Review

This documentary has created such an astounding rhythm and a new format and that it’s hard to believe that it was made by a poet that had never studied films nor led a film crew before. The director´s personal history, neglected by the conservative Iranian society and family because of her poetry that boldly expressed women’s desire, meets the suffering of the Hansen´s nursing home, displays the injustice of fate and religious ideology, and asks questions about human dignity. “Intellectuals are people who try to make a spiritual advance to solve the problem of ethics, in addition to trying to make an external development in life,” the director said and adopted a nursing home boy who appeared in the film once the filming was over. The House is Black is a cinematic poet written with a heart full of intelligence and love. (Sung MOON)

* Restored by Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna and Ecran Noir productions, in collaboration with Ebrahim Golestan. Additional support provided by Genoma Films and Mahrokh Eshaghian. Restoration work was carried out at L’Immagine Ritrovata laboratory in 2019.
* This film is screened with HAN Okhi’s Shorts of Special Focus: I am Independent section.

CREDIT
  • ScreenplayForough FARROKHZAD
  • ProducerEbrahim GOLESTAN
  • CinematographySoleiman MINASSIAN
EditorForough FARROKHZAD
FILM SOURCE
Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna / carmen.accaputo@cineteca.bologna.it
DIRECTOR
Forough FARROKHZAD
Forough Farrokhzad is regarded as one of the most important poets of the 20th century in Iran. Although she only made one film, the 22-minute documentary, The House Is Black is generally seen as the crucial precursor of the Iranian New Wave.
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JEONJU Cine Complex

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