Iranian New Wave director Samira Makhmalbaf’s award-winning Blackboards (2000) screens alongside renowned poet and filmmaker Forough Farrokhzad’s acclaimed documentary short The House is Black (1962).
Winner of a Special Jury Prize at Cannes Film Festival in 2000, Blackboards follows a group of itinerant Kurdish teachers as they stoically traverse the remote landscape near the Iran-Iraq border. Wearily carrying their chalkboards, the men fruitlessly search for pupils while confronting the devastating effects of war on the region.
The House is Black is the only film made by the late poet Forough Farrokhzad (1935 – 1967). This influential and early essay film follows the daily lives of leprosy victims in the Baba Baghi colony in Iran, accompanied by poetic narration by Farrokhzad.
Wed, 10 Jul 2019
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