Sunday Cinematheque at the Chazen - Chicago Film Society Presents!
Gabbeh | Iran, France | 1996 | 35mm | 75 min. | Persian with English subtitles Director: Moshen Makhmalbaf
Sunday, September 15, 2019
Cast: Shaghayeh Djodat, Hossein Moharami, Rogheih Moharami The portrait of a young woman on a gabbeh - a type of Persian rug - springs to life to tell her story of life with a nomadic tribe and a romance with a man on horseback. Makhmalbaf’s fantasy “is a delightful treasure chest of colors, costumes, landscapes, magical-realist details, and very simple characters--all of whom tend to have the allure of trinkets and living legends” (Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader).