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The House Is Black (Khaneh Siah Ast) DVD

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  • Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 48 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
  • Language: English
  • Studio: Facets
  • DVD Release Date: February 22, 2005
  • Subtitles: English
  • Audio: FARSI: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Color: Color
  • Includes: Facets Cine-Notes™, Collectible booklet featuring:, Essays by critic Jonathan Rosenbaum and filmmaker Chris Marker, Biographies of Forough Farrokhzad and Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Featurtte: Interview with Forough Farrokhzad's sister, Pooran
World-renowned Iranian poet Forough Forrokhzad directs this powerful documentary about the inhabitants of a leper colony in Tabriz, Iran. "The House is Black" presents its subjects with humanity and dignity, although the realities of the disease may be uncomfortable for some viewers to watch. The stirring narration includes quotes from the Old Testament, the Koran, and Forrokhzad's own poetry. This compilation also features two short films from prominent Iranian New Wave director Mohsen Makhmalbaf.
 
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