The House Is Black by Forough Farrokhzad

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1962 / 26mins / Blu-Ray / Watch Trailer

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



Sunday, October, 27th, 2019



Please arrive at least 10 minutes early as screenings & panels will start on time.



Quad Cinema

34 W 13th St, New York, NY 10011