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Abbas Sayah in Gabbeh


1997 NR

In this poetic film from Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf, an elderly couple is involved in the ritual of cleaning their gabbeh a beautiful, intricately designed rug. Suddenly, a woman who resembles one of the figures depicted on the carpet emerges from the gabbeh. She recounts the history of her nomadic clan and the story of her love for a man from outside her tribe. This magical musing on love and art won numerous film festival awards.