Greatest Poet Revealed
Farrokhzad, Irans most celebrated contemporary poet became a legend in her
own time for her innovative and controversial poetry. In this extensive, three-part
documentary, Farrokhzads 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 subtitles.
Special Features: Scene Selection