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  1. Adam Whybray's rating of the film The House is Black

    4.4 stars. I watched this instead of going to church today. It's a prayer in film form, communicated with devastating poetic clarity. The last 5 minutes are almost intolerable moving, but the viewer is obliged to sit with it and bear witness.

  2. Sander Moyson's rating of the film The House is Black

  3. DSPRKY's rating of the film The House is Black

    The film that started it all. Can't believe I hadn't seen this yet. Of all the moments in Iranian cinema, those haunting images of children have always stuck out most, and they are here in spade, aching, begging, prying, divining the truth.

  4. Yugosalvia Plath's rating of the film The House is Black

  5. Alexander Dunkelberger's rating of the film The House is Black

    A black poem of beauty in ugly places.

  6. zotibaws's rating of the film The House is Black

    Forough Farrokhzad's narration is bewildering. The movie is painful and poetic

  7. pomegranate's rating of the film The House is Black

    “Горе нам, бо день згасає,І тіні вечірні видовжуються. А наше буття, немов клітка з птахами, Наповнене плачами неволі"

  8. Marija Sajekaitė's rating of the film The House is Black

    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. Kristina Tamelytė's rating of the film The House is Black

  10. Gonçalo Rosas's rating of the film The House is Black

    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.

  11. Yelizaveta's rating of the film The House is Black

    20-minutes reflection on self-existence

  12. Kadjavsi's rating of the film The House is Black

  13. I0000days's rating of the film The House is Black

  14. uenus's rating of the film The House is Black

  15. Elme Dino's rating of the film The House is Black

  16. smndvdcl's rating of the film The House is Black

    Alongside classic films like 'The Elephant Man' and 'Freaks', Farrokhzad brings humanity to the marginalised and segregated from society. The heart of this film could not be more beautiful.

  17. Khach Glauberrocha's rating of the film The House is Black

    the idea and intention for making this movie itself is an interesting and intriguing topic for an endless discussions .. And I'm not yet referring the movie itself..

  18. weinbrandbabsi's rating of the film The House is Black

    this is a masterpiece of observance, camera and cut, beautiful and warm and a proof that direct cinema is able to catch and create moments of sheer humanness out of the semiarbitrariness of observation

  19. elif jazel's rating of the film The House is Black

    amazing documentary! I admit its not easy to watch but I think everybody should watch it once. great cinematography. after you watch it, you ll start questioning about beauty, religion, being human..

  20. Vincent T's rating of the film The House is Black

  21. Dignan's rating of the film The House is Black

    Unlike the narcissm and shallow intellectualism of Marker and Welles, Farrokhzad manages a fine and meaningful essay film.

  22. Renton47's rating of the film The House is Black

    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.

  23. Gerdrût's rating of the film The House is Black

    "Remember you have made yourself beautiful in vain, for a song in the remote desert, and your friends who have denigrated you."

  24. Ozu_Teapot's rating of the film The House is Black

    (4) Tough to watch at times, but poetic, beautiful, and moving.

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