Masoud Asadollahi passed away

Forough Farrokhzad made the short documentary film The House Is Black in 1963, and this film is considered to be a precursor to the new wave cinema. Its unflinching depictions of life in a leper colony, paired with artistically composed shots and her own poetry, made this a truly unique film. Other films such as Farrokh Ghaffari’s The Night of the Hunchback (1964), Ebrahim Golestan’s Brick and Mirror (1965), and Fereydoun Rahnema’s Siavush in Persepolis are all considered to be precursors as well.