75/100 (Güzel ama 4,5'luk bir şey göremiyorum. La Jetee ve Un Chien Andalou gibi bir etki bırakmıyor. Hak ettiği 4 yıldız ama istemeden de olsa veriyorum. Onun dışında tabiki Füruh'un yasak bölgeye girip böyle bir eser çekmeyi düşünmesi cesurca, görüntü yönetimi aşmış ve son sahne çok başarılı. Yine de ayılıp bayınılan şiirlerde çok fazla dinsel öge olduğu için ana öge şiirleri sevmedim. Farkındalık için teşekkürler)
A dextrous mix of a great many things: raw realism, poetic abstraction, social advocacy for today, philosophy for eternity. But I remain conflicted; no matter how undeniably noble it is, I can't shake a general unease about the camera transmuting real people and their pain into a filmmaker's spiritual pondering. But it is indeed Important with a capital I—the worst I can say is that it comes short of the pantheon.
the infantile disorder of documentary: the inability to go beyond voyeurism. When the object of your documentary is deprived of his voice, you - director - are creating a rift between us - the healthy ones - and them -the lepers. How can you promote awareness over leprosy if you describe them as subhumans to your audience?
Iran, subtly exposing the hypocrisy of religion, was possible only in the 1960s and it's delightful to see that. Farokhzad skilfully balanced gory imagery and idealistic religious verses to overwhelm the viewer with emotions and the sense of absurdity. This capturing blend of poetry and documentary makes sure to remain in your mind for a prolonged period of time.
9 - Goes to show that all you really need in order to make a small, Wiseman-esque masterpiece is a concept, a good eye, a functioning camera and a big heart, and I say this as someone who is usually turned off by film essays and amateur poetry. Farrokhzad was a magnificent human being.
It is surely a shame that Farrokhzad never again brought her poetic sensibilities to the film medium. She elevates what seems intended as an awareness raising film to the heights of cinematic poetry, using adventurous edits, close-ups, and a bold narration. As others have stated, spiritual, poetic, astonishing. Devastating ending.