Forough Farrokhzad, Iran’s most celebrated
contemporary poet became a legend in her own time for her innovative and
controversial poetry. In this extensive, three-part documentary,
Farrokhzad’s life, work, and very soul are laid bare so the world can
discover this remarkable artist. Director Nasser Saffarian deftly
combines interviews with family members and peers with footage of
Farrokhzad herself shot by master director Bernardo Bertolucci to bring
out her personality and to capture the essence of her art. Saffarian
digs deep into her personal and professional life to uncover new
information about this outspoken poet who pushed the boundaries of
Iranian society. This compelling documentary includes: “The Green Cold,”
a revealing look at her personal life; “The Mirror of the Soul,” an
exploration of her controversial, sometimes erotic poetry; and “Summit
of the Wave,” an overview of her work in theater and film, including her
groundbreaking film The House Is Black.
Written and directed by Nasser Saffarian.
Narrated by Shahla Yadegarpour, Behnaz Jafari, and Ahmad Reza Ahmadi.
Cinematography by Bayram Fazli and Babek Bazrafshan. Edited by Reza
Chabokroo, Bahman Kiarostami, and Sohrab Khosravi. Original music by
Omid Raeis-Dana. Produced by Nasser Saffarian for Iranian Independents.
Iran/2000-2004/Color and B&W/Fullscreen/152 mins./ In Farsi with English
Special Features: Scene Selection