Middle East Studies

Persian Film Series - Gabbeh (1996)

Gabbeh Movie Poster

Thursday, October 21, 2021

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Center for Language Studies, 195 Angell St., Room 202

About the Film
Written and directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf in 1996, Gabbeh is a romantic fantasy about an elderly couple who go to the river to wash their gabbeh, a traditional Persian rug with a colorful illustration of a young woman woven into it. Miraculously, the figure in the design springs to life, declares herself to be called Gabbeh, and proceeds to spin a story about her life, her family, and the man she loved but was forbidden to marry. 

Length: 79 minutes
Language: Persian with English subtitles

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