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
Organized by the Center for Language Studies