Forough: The Green Cold

"Sard e Sabz", a documentary about Forough Farrokhzad

Fantastic. Lovely. Prominent Iranians and Forough's family provide their reflections on the poet, the woman. Director: Nasser Saffarian:


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Mash Ghasem

و جاودانگی رازش را با تو در میان نهاد.

Mash Ghasem

پس به هیأتِ گنجی درآمدی:
بایسته و آزانگیز
گنجی از آن‌دست
که تملکِ خاک را و دیاران را
از اینسان
دلپذیر کرده است!


What a beautiful documentary !!

by jasonrobardas on

       I loved it . It demystifies the life of a legend who was truly an iconoclast .  The public culture (farhange avam)  and the stagnation (khafaghan)of Pahlavi regime both contributed to this woman's suffering.   Forough and fereidoon were both ahead of their times . It was a pleasure watching this . 

Mash Ghasem

Souri Bano

by Mash Ghasem on

Ayidein Aghdashlo ( the great Iranian painter, and the x  of  Shohreh) was the one who , correctly, mentioned that until both: Forough and Ebrahim Golestan  are a part of history, there can't be an objective assesment of their relationship. I never  knew of the extent of Golestan's sorrow after Fourough's death, but Kaveh  was probably the best  authority on that. This video showed so many of my literary and artistic heros, whom are not alive anymore, that  towards the end it was really hard no to get misty eyes: Hoshang Golshiri, Kaveh Golestan,...

Kamyar as someone in there also mentions is a very reclusive young man. After his father's passing away some  say he has become even more so.

This is an incredibly talened and sensitive family.  It is going to sound awful for me to say this, but perhaps they were born in the wrong country!


Absolutely great!

by Souri on

Very good documentary. Although I wish there were more talk about her talent than her surreptitiousness.

I have always wanted to hear kamyar Shapour's words about his mother. But it seems that he has never said anything about Frough. Does anybody knows anything about him? I have already read some of his poems.

Dear Mash Ghasem: Ebrahim Golestan never said a word about Frough, since the day she passed away. Nobody can make him talk about her. But as someone in the video said: Maybe after his death, we will be able to learn more about their relationship.


از تهیه کنندگان این برنامه کمال تشکر را داریم


I am wondering if Forough's mother is still alive?? Unlike many Iranians who are intraverted (like myself), the whole family seems to be very un-inhibited and candid. I wish more documentaries could/would have been made on other contemporary Iranian Artists, so many have quietly dissappeard during the last decades which is a shame.

Mash Ghasem

This is probably the best documentary on Forough yet

by Mash Ghasem on

It looks like who's who of modern Iranian letters and arts. It has everyone except Shamlou and Ibrahim Golestan himself. A must see. Definitely teaching material.

GS thanks for the post.

There is a book on Feraydon Farokhzad by Mani. Other than that I haven't read or seen a single work on him.

Maryam Hojjat

Thank you for posting

by Maryam Hojjat on

I enjoyed it.  Frough was way ahead of her time and she was misunderstood.

Red Wine


by Red Wine on

این که تکراریه ! استغفر الله !

Mash Ghasem


Mash Ghasem


در خاموشیِ فروغ فرخ‌زاد

به جُستجوی تو
بر درگاهِ کوه می‌گریم،
در آستانه‌ی دریا و علف.


به جُستجوی تو
در معبرِ بادها می‌گریم
در چارراهِ فصول،
در چارچوبِ شکسته‌ی پنجره‌یی
که آسمانِ ابرآلوده را
قابی کهنه می‌گیرد.
. . . . . . . . . .


به انتظارِ تصویرِ تو
این دفترِ خالی
تا چند
تا چند
ورق خواهد خورد؟



جریانِ باد را پذیرفتن
و عشق را
که خواهرِ مرگ است. ــ


و جاودانگی
رازش را
با تو در میان نهاد.


پس به هیأتِ گنجی درآمدی:
بایسته و آزانگیز
گنجی از آن‌دست
که تملکِ خاک را و دیاران را
از اینسان
دلپذیر کرده است!



نامت سپیده‌دمی‌ست که بر پیشانی‌ِ آسمان می‌گذرد
ــ متبرک باد نامِ تو! ــ


و ما همچنان
دوره می‌کنیم
شب را و روز را
هنوز را...


Good Job

by jmyt17 on

Thank you for Sharing.

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Please please please ... provide more of this type of posts!!!

by Kashk on

Very informative. Very special family, true artists!


do you know what is interesting?

by Benyamin on

anyone and everyone who Foroogh was friend with or in some level knew seemed living a long life except her!

I really liked the way her mother talked about her and after 40 years she is still shedding tears that is a true love indeed.


God bless her soul

Jahanshah Javid


by Jahanshah Javid on

You know what? It's time to make a documentary about her brother Fereydoun. Such a colorful, wonderful human being. Is there a documentary about him? Sorry I changed the subject. Go back to Forough.

Jahanshah Javid

Best Forough

by Jahanshah Javid on

This a very good documentary. The best I've seen about Forough. It was actually shown for the first time in the U.S. in 2003 at an event in Berkeley, California.