Film, Comedy

Time Out says

In Iran, a gabbeh is a colourful woollen carpet woven by the women of sheep-herding nomadic tribes. In this visually gorgeous film, Gabbeh (Djodat) is also a young woman prevented from marrying her horseman suitor by her father, who keeps coming up with lame excuses about her uncle needing to find a bride first, or his own wife having to give birth to their latest child. On one level, the film functions as fascinating ethnographic semi-documentary; on another, as a study in storytelling, both traditional and modern(-ist). Gabbeh, herself a figure depicted in a carpet, relates her tale of love and frustration to an ancient, bickering couple who may just be her future self and her lover. The tone is at once lyrical and epic, charming and whimsical.

By: GA


Release details

74 mins

Cast and crew

Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Shaghayegh Djodat
Hossein Moharami
Abbas Sayahi
Rogheih Moharami
Parvaneh Ghalandari
Hassen Kermi
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