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Directed by: Fourough Farrokhzad

The House is Black, legendary Iranian poet forough Farrokhzad's rare documentary has influenced many of the great directors of Iran's New Wave, including Mohsen Makhmalbaf abd Abbas Klarostami. 

This haunting film about the leprosy colony in Tabriz, Iran is a compassionaye portrait of forgotten people. Straightforward yet sympathetic, The House is Black affords dignity to its subjects, particulary through Farrokhzad's striking poem read in voice-over by the poet herself. Farrokhzad's voice as a poet has inspired such internationally renowned directors as Chris Marker and Bernardo Bertolucci.