Critical Writing Index

Black House, Brilliant Film: Forough Farrokhzad's The House is Black

by Robert Enright

Border Crossings, Mar. 2009, no. 109, pp. 22-23

This article reviews the only film made by Iranian poet Forough Farrokhzad, whose work has had an influence on later Iranian artists and writers, including Shirin Neshat. Farrakhzad's film was shot in a leper colony, and investigates ideas of truth and beauty through its juxtaposition of images and inclusion statements from religious texts and Farrokhzad's own poetry.

ITEM 2009.091 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

The House is BlackForough Farrokhzad