Filmfest 2006

GABBEH is a brilliantly colorful, profoundly romantic ode to beauty, nature, love and art. Mohsen Makhmalbaf originally travelled to the remote steppes of southeastern Iran to document the lives of an almost extinct tribe of nomads. For centuries, these wandering families created special carpets – gabbeh – that served both as artistic expression and autobiographical record of the lives of the weavers. Spellbound by the exotic countryside, and by the tales behind the gabbehs, Makhmalbaf’s intended documentary evolved into a fictional love story which uses a gabbeh as a magic storytelling device weaving past and present, fantasy and reality.

tags: Feature film

Cast: Shaghayegh Jowdat, Abbas Sayyahi, Hossein Moharrami


Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf