Catch DFI’s screening of iconic film “Gabbeh" this Thursday or Friday at MIA

Qatar Living
By Qatar Living

The Doha Film Institute (DFI) is hosting its second round of screenings as part of the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) Exhibition series.

The iconic Iranian film Gabbeh, directed by the renowned Mohsin Makhmalbaf, will be screened this Thursday (12th October) and Friday (13th October) at MIA.


Thursday’s screening will begin at 7:00 pm, and screenings on Friday will begin at 6:00 and 7:00 pm respectively.

Tickets are free and may be acquired at the door on a first-come first-serve basis.

The series of screenings is dedicated to showcasing contemporary films that connect to the main theme of the museum’s current exhibition, “Imperial Threads: Motifs and artisans from Turkey, Iran and India”.


Film Synopsis

A nomadic tribe in Southeast Iran, whose specialty is weaving “gabbeh” (Persian carpets) is dying out… On the banks of a river, an old woman who is washing one of these carpets seems to be conversing with it. The motifs of this “gabbeh” relate the love story of a young girl whose parents refuse to let her marry the man she loves. As the tribe starts a long journey across the steppe, the man follows on horseback far behind.


For more information, visit DFI’s website.



Source: Doha Film Institute

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