New York Times - 06/25/1997
"...Makhmalbaf weaves a languid, lyric tale....Grandly poetic, richly reportorial....GABBEH is woven with art..."
Entertainment Weekly - 07/25/1997
"...It's a work of dazzling visual brio....At once touching and hypnotic..."
Los Angeles Times - 06/26/1997
"...A charming, fantastic fable of duty and desire....GABBEH is a work of shimmering beauty..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 08/29/1997
"...GABBEH is a simple film....Yet it remains in the memory in a way that more thickly plotted films do not..."
An elderly nomadic couple own a beautiful carpet (a Gabbeh) from which a young woman suddenly emerges. She tells the story of her clan, told through the carpet. A beautifully filmed look at life and love, winner of numerous film festival awards.