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The House Is Black


Forugh Farrokhzad, Ebrahim Golestan, Hossein Mansouri View All


Forugh Farrokhzad (Screenplay), Forugh Farrokhzad (Director) View All

Release: Jan. 1st, 1963
Runtime: 21 minutes
Set in a leper colony in the north of Iran, The House is Black juxtaposes "ugliness," of which there is much in the world as stated in the opening scenes, with religion and gratitude.
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However, Farrokhzad makes a point of showing us the casualness of life in the colony, men playing board games or talking, the happiness of children while playing ball, or women putting on makeup and brushing their hair.
This short documentary film captures glimpses of the lives of men, women, and children living in a leper "colony" in Iran.