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Khaneh siah ast (The House Is Black)

Venice Classics

Director:
Forough Farrokhzad
Production:
Golestan Film Studio
Running Time:
20’
Language:
Farsi
Country:
Iran
Year:
1963
Main Cast:
(documentary)
Screenplay:
Forough Farrokhzad
Cinematographer:
Soleiman Minassian
Editor:
Forough Farrokhzad
Restoration:
Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna, Ecran Noir productions
Notes:
voice-overs Forough Farrokhzad, Ebrahim Golestan

Synopsis

For her first film, Forough Farrokhzad went straight to the most unwatchable: leprosy, lepers. And if was needed the gaze of a woman, if is always needed the look of a woman to establish the right distance with suffering and hideousness, without complacency and self-pity, her gaze still transformed her subject, and by bypassing the abominable trap of the symbol, succeed in binding, besides the truth, this leprosy to all the leprosies of the world.
Chris Marker, Cinéma 67, n. 117 (1976)

Director’s Statement

This is a picture of an enclosed and restricted society. A picture of living in vain, being marginalised, being wasted. Even the so-called healthy people in the seemingly healthy society outside the leper colony can suffer from the same symptoms deep in their souls.
Interview conducted by Faraj Saba, Roshanfekr, February 1964

Producers/Distributors

PRODUCTION 1: Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna
via Riva Reno 72
40122 – Bologna, Italy
Tel. 3493943402
cinetecadirezione@cineteca.bologna.it
http://www.cinetecadibologna.it

PRODUCTION 2: Ecran Noir Productions
16 Boulevard Saint Germain
75005 – Paris, France
Tel. 33 0)6 19424532
ecrannoirprod@gmail.com
http://www.ecrannoir.fr/

PRODUCTION WHEN THE FILM WAS MADE: Golestan Film Studio

WORLD SALES: Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna and Ecran Noir Productions
Tel. +39 051 219 4826 / +39 051 6018 607
cinetecadirezione@cineteca.bologna.it / ecrannoirprod@gmail.com
http://www.cinetecadibologna.it / http://www.ecrannoir.fr/

ITALIAN DISTRIBUTION: Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna
via Riva Reno 72
40122 Bologna, Italy
Tel. 3493943402
cinetecadirezione@cineteca.bologna.it

PRESS OFFICE: Andrea Ravagnan - Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna
via Riva Reno 72
40122 Bologna, Italy
Tel. +39 051 2194833
cinetecaufficiostampa@cineteca.bologna.it
http://www.cinetecadibologna.it


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