The House Is Black by Forough Farrokhzad
THE HOUSE IS BLACK (SHORT)
1963 / 48mins / Blu-Ray
DIRECTOR: FOROUGH FARROKHZAD
The House is Black is an empathetic portrait of a leper colony from Iranian poet Forough Farrokhzad. Her work, both in film and poetry, has influenced everyone from Iranian New Wave master Abbas Kiarostami to French essay film pioneer Chris Marker.
With The House is Black, Farrokhzad unflinchingly captures the world of a leper colony in Tabriz, Iran. She recites her own poetry over images of everyday life for a people shut away from society. Farrokhzad’s portrait highlights a world weighed down by tragedy yet uplifted by community. The result is a heartbreaking film that eschews condescension in favor of hard-won empathy.
*Showing before Shirin Neshat’s WOMEN WITHOUT MEN
Presented by maimoun
Sunday, October, 27th, 2019
Please arrive at least 10 minutes early as screenings & panels will start on time.
34 W 13th St, New York, NY 10011