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A Comparative Study Concerning The First Two Films Directed by Iranian Women

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Cinema Iranica (May 27, 2024) A Comparative Study Concerning The First Two Films Directed by Iranian Women. Retrieved from https://cinema.iranicaonline.org/article/a-comparative-study-concerning-the-first-two-films-directed-by-iranian-women-2/.
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First Iranian movies appeared between 1931 to 1937. But no Iranian films were produced between 1937 until the year 1948 in which Iranians started to direct movies again. Only eight years after the rebirth of Iranian cinema, a movie was directed by an Iranian woman. This movie was titled Marjan which was directed by Shahla Riahi who was an Iranian actress then and six years later in 1962 another movie was directed by a female poet. The latter one was titled The House is Black (1962) which was directed by Forough Farrokhzad. These two movies had totally different characteristics such as the type of the movie, reflection of the movies in the press and financial budget to produce them. The importance of these two movies in the history of Iranian cinema persuaded the author to allocate a comparative paper to them. Therefore, in this article, the author seeks to study the movies Marjan (1956) and The House is Black (1962) comparatively.