Doha Film Institute

Gabbeh, preceded by Ghamsar Rosewater

DFI Cinema - Doha Film Institute

Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Hossein Torabi / Iran / 1996 / 87 min / Colour / Apple Pro Res 422 / In Persian / Arabic, English subtitles
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Rated: Mature subject matter. May not be suitable for minors. Individuals under the age of 15 are not admitted into cinemas


A nomadic tribe in Southeast Iran, whose specialty is weaving “gabbeh” (Persian carpets) is dying out… On the banks of a river, an old woman who is washing one of these carpets seems to be conversing with it. The motifs of this “gabbeh” relate the love story of a young girl whose parents refuse to let her marry the man she loves. As the tribe starts a long journey across the steppe, the man follows on horseback far behind.


Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Hossein Torabi