Imported 35mm Print
Hossein Khosrowjah is a senior adjunct professor at California College of the Arts in the Visual Studies Department. His book, The Singular Cinema of Abbas Kiarostami, will be published later this year.
Grandly poetic and richly reportorial, Gabbeh . . . is woven with art.Lawrence Van Gelder, New York Times
Abbas Sayah, Shaghayeh Djodat, Hossein Moharami, Rogheih Moharami,
The characters of a colorful Persian carpet come alive in Makhmalbaf’s tribute to the art and beauty of Iranian gabbeh (carpet) weaving. Originally conceived as a documentary on the nomads who wove their own lives into their works, the film expanded into a fictionalized love story poised between fantasy, folklore, and reality, beginning as a young woman steps out of an elderly couple’s gabbeh with a tale of love and passion to share. Set among the clear streams and picturesque forests of the region, the magical Gabbeh serves as a hymn to an entire culture and its crafts and traditions.