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Gabbeh (1997)



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Gabbeh is a carpet produced by nomads of southern Iran, it's also the name of the main character of the story. Gabbeh longs to marry a man whom she sees following their nomadic village on horseback, but her father will not allow her to marry until several stipulations are met.


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Critic Reviews for Gabbeh

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (8)

A work of shimmering beauty.

February 14, 2001 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Visually enchanting.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
San Francisco Chronicle
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Movies such as this work like meditation or music, to nudge us toward the important.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Chicago Sun-Times
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There is hardly a composition in the film that couldn't be extracted and framed.

January 1, 2000
The New Republic
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Like its subject, Gabbeh is woven with art.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
New York Times
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Makhmalbaf attempts to follow the carpet idea by making his film dreamily romantic and non-realistic. Events seem to leap around in time and space, much like a dream.

January 13, 2006 | Full Review…
Combustible Celluloid

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I have zero clue what happens in this, but I liked it somehow.

Brandon Klaus
Brandon Klaus

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Loved it! A very compelling tale.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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