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The House is Black

February 13th, 2005 by · No Comments

“There is no shortage of ugliness in the world. If man closed his eyes to it, there would be even more.” Thus begins the narration in Forough Farrokhzad’s The House is Black (1962), a landmark short film (roughly 20 minutes) by one of Iran’s most venerated modern poets, a woman killed at the age of […]

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