Monday, May 25, 2009

The House is Black

The House is Black is Iranian poet Forough Farrokhzad's only film. She has a Facebook page here. Some of her poems are online here.

This film contains graphic images of people who have leprosy. From the wikipedia article:
The film is a look at life and suffering in a leper colony and focuses on the human condition and the beauty of creation. It is spliced with Farrokhzad's narration of quotes from the Old Testament, the Koran and her own poetry.

part 1 of 2:

part 2 of 2:

Only the Cinema describes it as "a harrowing, horrifying, artfully made documentary". Slant Magazine has a review.

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