Mike D'Angelo
June 11, 1999 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Gabbeh

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
performer
Shaghayeh Djodat
director
Mohsen Makhmalbaf

We gave it a C+

Iranian auteur Mohsen Makhmalbaf’s acclaimed fable, about a carpet that springs to life as a sadly beautiful woman and narrates the story of its origin, exemplifies the difference between cinematic poetry and prose. Fans of surreal, stunning, semi-comprehensible masters like Paradjanov and Fellini will likely be captivated by Gabbeh‘s vibrant colors and discordant rhythms; others may prefer to wait for Makhmalbaf’s brilliant A Moment of Innocence, slated for theatrical release this year. For poetry lovers: A For prose hounds: C+

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