Gabbeh (1997)

GABBEH is a minor treat.  The story of an Iranian nomad (Shaghayegh 
Djodat) and how she waited to marry her husband is told through an 
ingenious framing device, a sort of "interactive flashback," where 
the young woman's tale is told to an older version of herself and 
her older self's husband.  The naturally-lit colors are truly 
magnificent and one of the best reasons to recommend this movie, 
despite a shrill soundtrack and a running time that, while exceed-
ingly short, still feels stretched.  Written and directed by Mohsen 
Makhmalbaf.  (Not rated/75 min.)   

Grade: B

Copyright 1997 Michael J. Legeros
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Originally posted to triangle.movies as MOVIE HELL: October 5, 1997

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