But 50 years after forough farrokhzads sudden death, the reclusive ebrahim golestan has finally broken his silence, speaking out about the seriousness of their relationship and describing her. Forough was born in tehran to career military officer colonel mohammad bagher farrokhzad and his wife touran vaziritabar in 1935. Forough farrokhzad january 5, 1935 february, 1967 persian. The house is black khaneh syah ast forough farrokhzad 1962. Forough farrokhzad was mainly under the influence of ebrahim golestan, a notable iranian scholar.
Saeed kamali dehghan, former lover of the poet known as irans sylvia plath breaks his silence, the guardian, 12 february 2017. She was a controversial modernist poet and an iconoclast, writing from a. She was a controversial modernist poet and an iconoclast, writing from a female point of view. Her published works include the captive, the wall, rebellion, reborn, and let us believe in the dawn of the cold season. Ebrahim golestan taghavi shirazi also spelt ibrahim golestan. Forough farrokhzad 1931967 best structured modern poem was banned more than a decade after islamic revolution voices her feelings the captive the wedding band call to arms to my sister the sin most discussed books of original writing by an iranian literary. She attended public schools through the ninth grade, thereafter graduating from junior high school at the age of fifteen. Forough farrokhzad and her poetry, was published in 1987.
The film, screening in a recent cineteca di bologna restoration, focuses on a leper colony, and farrokhzad, a modernist poet, brings a lyrical and. Forugh farrokhzad was an iranian poet and film director. Another birth by forough farrokhzad the traveler by sohrab sepehri maybe its the messiah by simin behbahani and with all my tears by fereydoon moshiri forough farrokhzad, sohrab sepehri, simin behbahani, fereydoon moshiri, ali salami on. Ebrahim golestan also spelt ibrahim golestan, persian. He was closely associated with the eminent iranian poet forough farrokhzad. Memorable quotes and exchanges from movies, tv series and more. A read is counted each time someone views a publication summary such as the title, abstract, and list of authors, clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the fulltext. The sin gonah by forough farrokhzad forough farrokhzad 1935 1967 she was an iranian poet and film director. Forough farrokhzad 1935 1967 she was an iranian poet and film director. He has lived in sussex, united kingdom, since 1975.
Although in the west we pride ourselves as progressive versus iran, sex scandals still hit the media hard on a regular basis. Forugh farrokhzad is arguably one of irans most influential female poets of the 20th century. Rostam farrokhzad was a sasanian nobleman from the ispahbudhan family, who was the spahbed of atropatene and khorasan during the reign of borandukht and yazdegerd iii. Acquaintance with ebrahim golestan, a famous iranian author and filmmaker, resulted in changes in social space and foroughs intellectual and literary development. But 50 years after forough farrokhzad s sudden death, the reclusive ebrahim golestan has finally broken his silence, speaking out about the seriousness of their relationship and describing her. Farrokhzad also participated in a film, vienna my love, which was considered by some iranian authorities to be antiislamic. In this same year, forugh begins editing the film a fire 1960 played a role and assisted in the production of the. Former lover of the poet known as irans sylvia plath breaks his. Forugh farrokhzad, ebrahim golestan, hossein mansouri, soleiman minasian, forugh farrokhzad, forugh farrokhzad. Writing during the 1950s and 60s, her poems were considered unconventional and scandalous, as. Forough farrokhzad and the house is black by jason price. Even though id heard good things about bricks and mirrors, ebrahim golestans 1965 iranian social drama, i wasnt prepared for its depth and the synchronized stages of its difficult examination in regard to our modern urban species flying away from a once humane center of cultural community and partnership into the outer regions of purely subjective space.
The secret treasure of jinn valley ebrahim golestan, 1974. Three films by forugh farrokhzad and ebrahim golestan. The golestan film workshop, was a collective of leftist iranian artists that mostly produced commissioned films for the national iranian oil company in the 1950s. Sin includes the entirety of farrokhzad s last book, numerous selections from her fourth and most enduring book, reborn, and selections from her earlier work and creates a collection that is true to the meaning, the intention, and the music of the original poems. What to watch on disney plus the mandalorian, gravity. Ebrahim golestan introduction stanford university may 6, 2007 any fair description of ebrahim golestan courts the danger of hyperbole. Poem hunter all poems of by forough farrokhzad poems. A brief literary biography of forough, michael hillmanns a lonely woman. Of andre malraux it has been said that he was the quintessential intellectual of his country. Forough farrokhzad was born in tehran to career military officer colonel mohammad bagher farrokhzad and his wife touran vaziritabar in 1935. Farrokhzad was the most significant female iranian poet of the twentieth century.
He has lived in sussex, united kingdom, since 1975 he was closely associated with the eminent iranian poet forough farrokhzad, whom he met in his studio in 1958, until her death. Join facebook to connect with ebrahim golestan and others you may know. Ebrahim golestan, is an iranian filmmaker and literary figure with a career spanning half a. Maryam dilmaghani translated her poems to english in 2006. Forough had a great courage when one reflects upon her affair with one of irans greatest film makers ebrahim golestan, who was married. Her formative years were spent in tehran where her family had moved and where she lived an extraordinarily simple and tranquil life close to her father, yusif etesami etesam almulk.
Ebrahim golestan introduction stanford university may 6, 2007 any. The iranian scholar farzaneh milani has recently published a book that. To top comment for letters section to ebrahim golestan advertising support. But that 22minute film by itself stands as a fitting monument to her unique expressiveness on this occasion in cinematic form 3. Jasmin darzniks latest book, songs of a captive bird, is a novel. Forough farrokhzad poems poems of forough farrokhzad.
Rostam is remembered as an historical figure, a character in the persian epic poem shahnameh, and as a touchstone of most iranian nationalists. Farrokhzad, who died in a car accident in 1967 at the age 32, was a poet of sensuous extremes. Forough farrokhzad was born in tehran in 1935, to career military officer colonel mohammad bagher farrokhzad originally from tafresh city and his wife touran vaziritabar. A comparative study of modernism in the poems of forough. Ninva bitmansours reading of forough farrokhzads poetry event, october, 2002, berkeley, california. The third of seven children, she attended school until the ninth grade, then was taught painting and sewing at a girls school for the manual arts. Forugh farrokhzad 19351967 was an iranian poet and filmmaker. A short documentary about forough farrokhzads son in tehran. Ebrahim golestan introduction stanford university may 6, 2007.
Forough farrokhzad pronounced forugh farrohkzad was born on jan. Fifty years after forough farrokhzads death, ebrahim golestan talks. The volume, published posthumously, is dedicated to ebrahim gulistan who had helped the poetess enormously during their nine years of association. Any fair description of ebrahim golestan courts the danger of hyperbole. The lack of access to golestans films like many other prerevolutionary films that are locked away in irans film archives, and the shortage of written sources about him in english, have made it very difficult to learn about him and his work. Editor of danish queer feminist magazine friktion, nazila kivi, and poet and translator shadi angelina bazeghi sat down to discuss the challenges of translating farrokhzad to danish in the latters danish introduction to farrokhzad and the. Another birth, by forough farrokhzad world literature. I contend that the house is black marks an important moment in the history of documentary film, despite its relative obscurity. December 29, 1934 february, 1967 was an influential iranian poet and film director. Farrokhzad poet artist voice for the iranian people. Forugh farrokhzad is arguably one of irans most influential female poets. Aug 25, 2016 ebrahim golestan taghavi shirazi also spelt ibrahim golestan. Phenomenal woman, still i rise, the road not taken, if you forget me, dreams.
Iranian filmmaker ebrahim golestan tells the guardian about his romantic connection with poet forough farrokhzad. D student at paris1pantheonsorbonne university in france. She broke with many traditional conventions and thus exercised an immeasurably important influence on. Forough farrokhzad simple english wikipedia, the free. Reborn, by forugh farrokhzad world literature today. Forough farrokhzad forough farrokhzad biography poem. Forugh farrokhzad is arguably one of irans most influential female poets of the twentieth century. Ebrahim golestan has been a pioneer in filmmaking and literature for more than half a century, with farreaching influence on generations of iranians in various fields of art. On loving, a poem by forugh farrokhzad, translated by. The third of seven children amir, massoud, mehrdad, fereydoun, pooran, gloria, she attended school until the ninth grade, then was taught painting and sewing at a girls school for the manual arts.
Golestan is truly the quintessential artist of his generation. The sin gonah by forough farrokhzad iranian archives. Known as one of the most significant voices in contemporary iranian poetry, farrokhzad died in a car accident in 1967, at the age of 32. She was a controversial modernist poet and an iconoclast. Subscribe edgar allan poe quotes ezra pound quotes rough life quotes sylvia plath quotes robert frost quotes william shakespeare quotes charles dickens quotes walt whitman quotes oscar wilde quotes ernest hemingway quotes nathaniel hawthorne quotes william wordsworth quotes alice walker quotes. Forugh farrokhzad, ebrahim golestan, hossein mansouri farrokhzads film, set in a leper colony in the north of iran, concerns the pursuit of beauty, religion, and gratitude in a world filled with ugliness, interweaved withquotes from the old testament, the koran and the directors own poetry. Farid esmaeelpour is a filmmaker, film critic and ph.
This essay explores forough farrokhzads 1962 lyrical short documentary about a leprosarium in azerbaijan. Here she gained her knowledge of the arabic language and a solid grounding in arabic and persian literatures. The house is black forough farrokhzad 1962 film sufi. The poetry of forough farrokhzad is written in the gender neutral persian language and offers multiple interpretations of gender and subjectivity. Forough farrokhzad was born on january 5, 1935 in tehran into a middle class family of seven children the third of seven children. Forough farrokhzad the best thing is arriving to a glance derived from a love accident 2. Massoud farrokhzad foroughs brother is another influential person in foroughs familiarity with modern ideas. Forough farrokhzad, the remarkable and groundbreaking iranian woman poet 1,2, studied to be a filmmaker but only directed one short film, the house is black khaneh syah ast, 1962, before her tragic early death at the age of thirtytwo. Farrokhzad s poetry was banned for more than a decade after the islamic revolution.180 1389 999 751 419 798 1370 305 1270 1556 104 1639 244 837 189 1269 671 1545 1608 1451 388 1132 808 592 390 1253 344 1375