The House is Black

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Iranian poet Forough Farrokhzad takes an intimate look inside a leprosy colony in Tebriz, Iran in this renowned documentary. With stories from these forgotten people accented by poetic voiceover from Farrokhzad, the film digs deep into the heart of hopelessness within the human spirit. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

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  • Mar 27, 2013
    Rating: 4 stars Arthouse rating: 4 stars The short documentary "the house is black is available on YouTube, and I highly encourage a watch. This touched on a disease I honestly never heard of, it's a disease that distorts and morphs the human body. This film didn't push information on this disease by telling sad stories, or giving statistics. It never asked for pity, it just showed the people who have to endure this day in day out. I can't imagine one giving this a poor rating, this could touch the most sadistic of people, brilliant
    Daniel D Super Reviewer
  • Mar 27, 2013
    <i>"On this screen will appear an image of ugliness... a vision of pain no caring human being should ignore.To wipe out this ugliness and to relieve the victims... is the motive of this film and the hope of its makers."</i> ... and the statement has been spoken. Farrokhzad was a stunning poetess that emptied her heart and soul to create a contrasting mosaic of Iran. God's creation and the ugliness of the unnatural colliding with philosophical wisdom. I just spent 22 minutes with her and I already miss her so terribly. May we meet in Heaven if God allows it, Farrokhzad. 100/100
    Edgar C Super Reviewer
  • Apr 22, 2011
    http://youtu.be/YRLCC5Uy1TQ a magnificent film and only about 20 mins long, in 2 pts on youtube. it's a documentary made at a leper colony in azerbaijan by a persian poet in 1962. huge influence on then emerging iranian film community, among others. a lot of people 'want to see' this so here u go
    Stella D Super Reviewer

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