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The House is Black

Khaneh siah ast

Réalisé par Forugh Farrokhzad
Iran, 1963
Documentaire, Court métrage

Synopsis

The House is Black is an acclaimed Iranian documentary medium-legth film directed by Forough Farrokhzad.

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The House is Black Réalisé par Forugh Farrokhzad

Avis des critiques

Farrokhzad wrote, directed, and edited this poetic, 21-minute document of a leper colony in Northern Iran, and it’s the only film she ever made. Her cuts are often jarring, the unexpected relationship between sound and image create a feeling of almost 360-degree immersion in the space. The rhythm of the edits and her juxtaposition of poetic visuals with an unwavering gaze on the inhabitants of the leper colony create a gentle directness that forces the viewer to absolutely focus on her subjects
May 30, 2017
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For me it is the greatest of all Iranian films, at least among the 60 or 70 that I’ve seen to date. More than any other Iranian film that comes to mind, it highlights the paradoxical and crucial fact that while Iranians continue to be among the most demonized people on the planet, Iranian cinema is becoming almost universally recognized as the most ethical, as well as the most humanist.
January 01, 2003
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