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The House is Black

A still image from "The House is Black" featuring a woman with her hands pressed against glass

For her first and, sadly, only foray into filmmaking, Forough Farrokhzad seamlessly transposed her poetic voice into a cinematic medium with The House is Black (Khaneh siah ast). At twenty-two minutes, the film offers a fleeting yet powerful glimpse of the denizens of the Bababaghi Hospice leper colony, their daily lives obliquely paired with voiceover […]