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Khānah Siyāh ast | خانه سیاه است

Khānah Siyāh ast | خانه سیاه است

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There is no shortage of research on Farrokhzad’s Khānah Siyāh ast as the solid early canon of Iranian cinema by a known female poet. What I have noticed, however, is a lack of sustained closed reading of the film with respect to the relationship between the representation of governing and authority and the documentary subjects as well as subject position. In my entry on this towering cinematic masterpiece, I will investigate this relationship through framing the film as an experience of horror ambiguity. In doing so, I also offer new perspective in theorizing both the documentary and horror concepts outside of their genre conventions.

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Cinema Iranica (April 13, 2024) Khānah Siyāh ast | خانه سیاه است. Retrieved from https://cinema.iranicaonline.org/article/horror-and-authority-in-farrokhzads-khanah-siyah-ast/.
"Khānah Siyāh ast | خانه سیاه است." Cinema Iranica - April 13, 2024, https://cinema.iranicaonline.org/article/horror-and-authority-in-farrokhzads-khanah-siyah-ast/
Cinema Iranica January 9, 2024 Khānah Siyāh ast | خانه سیاه است., viewed April 13, 2024,<https://cinema.iranicaonline.org/article/horror-and-authority-in-farrokhzads-khanah-siyah-ast/>
"Khānah Siyāh ast | خانه سیاه است." Cinema Iranica - Accessed April 13, 2024. https://cinema.iranicaonline.org/article/horror-and-authority-in-farrokhzads-khanah-siyah-ast/