Monday, November 26, 2018

Gabbeh (1996) Iranian Film Review

Gabbeh is a colorful romantic Iranian film directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf in 1996. He is also the screenwriter, editor, set designer and sound editor of the film. As a main female character, Shaghayegh Jowdat has played her role. Besides, it is starred by Abbas Sayyahi, Hossein Moharrami, Roghayyeh Moharrami, Darvaneh Ghalandari and many. At the 70th Academy Awards, the film was selected as the Iranian entry for the best foreign language film, but it was not accepted as a nominee in 1998. The film was banned in Iran for being ‘Subversive’.    Plot:  The film gets its name from a kind of Persian rug. Gabbeh is brightfully a colorful, romantic ode to beauty, nature, love and art. It is a documentary style fictional love story film which uses a Gabbeh as a magic storytelling, the story of past and present fantasy and reality. On a bank of a stream, an old woman and her husband are washing their Gabbeh. From this carpet comes forth a beautiful young woman named Gabbeh. Gabbeh shares her epic tale. She is desperately in love with a mysterious horseman who follows her clan from after. Though her father has argued to let her marry with the horseman, season after season, the horseman follows Gabbeh. He is always present always wonting, howling songs of love after nightfall. Her uncle who is hoping to find a bribe and most importantly her longing for a young man, she hopes to marry. At last Gabbeh one day rides on a horse and pulls away with the horseman, her desirable love.    Story:  The screenplay of the film is written by Mohsen Makhmalbaf himself. It’s like a documentary film. But it is actually a fiction film. It is Makhmalbaf’s creation. In western countries, people are overwhelmed by fiddicult, complicated and rough situations. When they got to the movies they don’t want to see the same complexity and violence they are surrounded by. But Gabbeh is naturalistic poetry about love that gives anyone a sense of tranquility. It’s a romantic love story of a woman Gabbeh who belongs to a tribal society in Iran. Cinematography:  Mahmud Kalari is the cinematographer of the film. he has worked with a number of renowned Iranian film directors such as Abbas Kiarostami, Jafar Panahi and many. His cinematic style is something different from other Iranian cinematographer. In this film, he uses most of the shots as metaphoric. To know about the cinematography style of the film, we have to know its shots divisions, mise-en-scene and lighting style.    Shots: Most of the scenes are taken as close-up shots to express the expression of the character. But long shots, wide shot, medium shots have been used also normally. There is shot variation in the film. But most of the time the shots are taken as metaphoric. Metaphor is referred to anything that expresses the abstract meaning or allegory meaning of the object.    Mise-en-scene:  The story of the film is about a love story of a nomad in southeastern Iran. It has a natural beauty. It’s a colorful life. The arrangement of the scenes and the props refer to a tribe society. Most of the scenes are taken as metaphoric style. It identifies the differences from western countries to Middle East countries. It expresses the culture of the tribal society through the props, norms and activities.    Lighting:  Natural lighting is a must for the movie. It’s an outdoor shooting movie. So, there is no use of artificial light in it.    Acting:  Acting is realistic in this movie. It’s a documentary style film. It’s actually a fictional film or magical film. it is also influenced by realism. Smooth acting, no violence, no sexual desire or no overacting but pure romantic love story are in it. They are the main characteristics of acting in this film. Sound and Music:  Music is composed by Hossein Alizadeh. The music of the film is resembles with the music of the tribal society of the Middle East countries. Music is also very important to think the culture of a tribe. In this film the music has been composed to support the scenes of the film. So the sound is like the realistic one and the scenes have helped too to be attentive the audiences.    Editing:  Mohsen Makhmalbaf has edited the film himself. The storytelling of the film is different and the editing style of him is also different. There is no special effect. It is totally a naturalistic one. There are transitions or effects but there is no special effect. Assembling of the scenes is very artistic. There is shot variations in it So that it looks authentic, aesthetically naturalistic.
Gabbeh (1996)_Iranian Film Review_BD Films Info


Gabbeh is a colorful romantic Iranian film directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf in 1996. He is also the screenwriter, editor, set designer and sound editor of the film. As a main female character, Shaghayegh Jowdat has played her role. Besides, it is starred by Abbas Sayyahi, Hossein Moharrami, Roghayyeh Moharrami, Darvaneh Ghalandari and many. At the 70th Academy Awards, the film was selected as the Iranian entry for the best foreign language film, but it was not accepted as a nominee in 1998. The film was banned in Iran for being ‘Subversive’.

Plot:
The film gets its name from a kind of Persian rug. Gabbeh is brightfully a colorful, romantic ode to beauty, nature, love and art. It is a documentary style fictional love story film which uses a Gabbeh as a magic storytelling, the story of past and present fantasy and reality. On a bank of a stream, an old woman and her husband are washing their Gabbeh. From this carpet comes forth a beautiful young woman named Gabbeh. Gabbeh shares her epic tale. She is desperately in love with a mysterious horseman who follows her clan from after. Though her father has argued to let her marry with the horseman, season after season, the horseman follows Gabbeh. He is always present always wonting, howling songs of love after nightfall. Her uncle who is hoping to find a bribe and most importantly her longing for a young man, she hopes to marry. At last Gabbeh one day rides on a horse and pulls away with the horseman, her desirable love.

Story:
The screenplay of the film is written by Mohsen Makhmalbaf himself. It’s like a documentary film. But it is actually a fiction film. It is Makhmalbaf’s creation. In western countries, people are overwhelmed by fiddicult, complicated and rough situations. When they got to the movies they don’t want to see the same complexity and violence they are surrounded by. But Gabbeh is naturalistic poetry about love that gives anyone a sense of tranquility. It’s a romantic love story of a woman Gabbeh who belongs to a tribal society in Iran.
Gabbeh is a colorful romantic Iranian film directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf in 1996. He is also the screenwriter, editor, set designer and sound editor of the film. As a main female character, Shaghayegh Jowdat has played her role. Besides, it is starred by Abbas Sayyahi, Hossein Moharrami, Roghayyeh Moharrami, Darvaneh Ghalandari and many. At the 70th Academy Awards, the film was selected as the Iranian entry for the best foreign language film, but it was not accepted as a nominee in 1998. The film was banned in Iran for being ‘Subversive’.    Plot:  The film gets its name from a kind of Persian rug. Gabbeh is brightfully a colorful, romantic ode to beauty, nature, love and art. It is a documentary style fictional love story film which uses a Gabbeh as a magic storytelling, the story of past and present fantasy and reality. On a bank of a stream, an old woman and her husband are washing their Gabbeh. From this carpet comes forth a beautiful young woman named Gabbeh. Gabbeh shares her epic tale. She is desperately in love with a mysterious horseman who follows her clan from after. Though her father has argued to let her marry with the horseman, season after season, the horseman follows Gabbeh. He is always present always wonting, howling songs of love after nightfall. Her uncle who is hoping to find a bribe and most importantly her longing for a young man, she hopes to marry. At last Gabbeh one day rides on a horse and pulls away with the horseman, her desirable love.    Story:  The screenplay of the film is written by Mohsen Makhmalbaf himself. It’s like a documentary film. But it is actually a fiction film. It is Makhmalbaf’s creation. In western countries, people are overwhelmed by fiddicult, complicated and rough situations. When they got to the movies they don’t want to see the same complexity and violence they are surrounded by. But Gabbeh is naturalistic poetry about love that gives anyone a sense of tranquility. It’s a romantic love story of a woman Gabbeh who belongs to a tribal society in Iran. Cinematography:  Mahmud Kalari is the cinematographer of the film. he has worked with a number of renowned Iranian film directors such as Abbas Kiarostami, Jafar Panahi and many. His cinematic style is something different from other Iranian cinematographer. In this film, he uses most of the shots as metaphoric. To know about the cinematography style of the film, we have to know its shots divisions, mise-en-scene and lighting style.    Shots: Most of the scenes are taken as close-up shots to express the expression of the character. But long shots, wide shot, medium shots have been used also normally. There is shot variation in the film. But most of the time the shots are taken as metaphoric. Metaphor is referred to anything that expresses the abstract meaning or allegory meaning of the object.    Mise-en-scene:  The story of the film is about a love story of a nomad in southeastern Iran. It has a natural beauty. It’s a colorful life. The arrangement of the scenes and the props refer to a tribe society. Most of the scenes are taken as metaphoric style. It identifies the differences from western countries to Middle East countries. It expresses the culture of the tribal society through the props, norms and activities.    Lighting:  Natural lighting is a must for the movie. It’s an outdoor shooting movie. So, there is no use of artificial light in it.    Acting:  Acting is realistic in this movie. It’s a documentary style film. It’s actually a fictional film or magical film. it is also influenced by realism. Smooth acting, no violence, no sexual desire or no overacting but pure romantic love story are in it. They are the main characteristics of acting in this film. Sound and Music:  Music is composed by Hossein Alizadeh. The music of the film is resembles with the music of the tribal society of the Middle East countries. Music is also very important to think the culture of a tribe. In this film the music has been composed to support the scenes of the film. So the sound is like the realistic one and the scenes have helped too to be attentive the audiences.    Editing:  Mohsen Makhmalbaf has edited the film himself. The storytelling of the film is different and the editing style of him is also different. There is no special effect. It is totally a naturalistic one. There are transitions or effects but there is no special effect. Assembling of the scenes is very artistic. There is shot variations in it So that it looks authentic, aesthetically naturalistic.
Gabbeh (1996)_Iranian Film Review_BD Films Info


Cinematography:
Mahmud Kalari is the cinematographer of the film. he has worked with a number of renowned Iranian film directors such as Abbas Kiarostami, Jafar Panahi and many. His cinematic style is something different from other Iranian cinematographer. In this film, he uses most of the shots as metaphoric. To know about the cinematography style of the film, we have to know its shots divisions, mise-en-scene and lighting style.

Shots: Most of the scenes are taken as close-up shots to express the expression of the character. But long shots, wide shot, medium shots have been used also normally. There is shot variation in the film. But most of the time the shots are taken as metaphoric. Metaphor is referred to anything that expresses the abstract meaning or allegory meaning of the object.

Mise-en-scene:
The story of the film is about a love story of a nomad in southeastern Iran. It has a natural beauty. It’s a colorful life. The arrangement of the scenes and the props refer to a tribe society. Most of the scenes are taken as metaphoric style. It identifies the differences from western countries to Middle East countries. It expresses the culture of the tribal society through the props, norms and activities.

Lighting:
Natural lighting is a must for the movie. It’s an outdoor shooting movie. So, there is no use of artificial light in it.

Acting:
Acting is realistic in this movie. It’s a documentary style film. It’s actually a fictional film or magical film. it is also influenced by realism. Smooth acting, no violence, no sexual desire or no overacting but pure romantic love story are in it. They are the main characteristics of acting in this film.

Gabbeh is a colorful romantic Iranian film directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf in 1996. He is also the screenwriter, editor, set designer and sound editor of the film. As a main female character, Shaghayegh Jowdat has played her role. Besides, it is starred by Abbas Sayyahi, Hossein Moharrami, Roghayyeh Moharrami, Darvaneh Ghalandari and many. At the 70th Academy Awards, the film was selected as the Iranian entry for the best foreign language film, but it was not accepted as a nominee in 1998. The film was banned in Iran for being ‘Subversive’.    Plot:  The film gets its name from a kind of Persian rug. Gabbeh is brightfully a colorful, romantic ode to beauty, nature, love and art. It is a documentary style fictional love story film which uses a Gabbeh as a magic storytelling, the story of past and present fantasy and reality. On a bank of a stream, an old woman and her husband are washing their Gabbeh. From this carpet comes forth a beautiful young woman named Gabbeh. Gabbeh shares her epic tale. She is desperately in love with a mysterious horseman who follows her clan from after. Though her father has argued to let her marry with the horseman, season after season, the horseman follows Gabbeh. He is always present always wonting, howling songs of love after nightfall. Her uncle who is hoping to find a bribe and most importantly her longing for a young man, she hopes to marry. At last Gabbeh one day rides on a horse and pulls away with the horseman, her desirable love.    Story:  The screenplay of the film is written by Mohsen Makhmalbaf himself. It’s like a documentary film. But it is actually a fiction film. It is Makhmalbaf’s creation. In western countries, people are overwhelmed by fiddicult, complicated and rough situations. When they got to the movies they don’t want to see the same complexity and violence they are surrounded by. But Gabbeh is naturalistic poetry about love that gives anyone a sense of tranquility. It’s a romantic love story of a woman Gabbeh who belongs to a tribal society in Iran. Cinematography:  Mahmud Kalari is the cinematographer of the film. he has worked with a number of renowned Iranian film directors such as Abbas Kiarostami, Jafar Panahi and many. His cinematic style is something different from other Iranian cinematographer. In this film, he uses most of the shots as metaphoric. To know about the cinematography style of the film, we have to know its shots divisions, mise-en-scene and lighting style.    Shots: Most of the scenes are taken as close-up shots to express the expression of the character. But long shots, wide shot, medium shots have been used also normally. There is shot variation in the film. But most of the time the shots are taken as metaphoric. Metaphor is referred to anything that expresses the abstract meaning or allegory meaning of the object.    Mise-en-scene:  The story of the film is about a love story of a nomad in southeastern Iran. It has a natural beauty. It’s a colorful life. The arrangement of the scenes and the props refer to a tribe society. Most of the scenes are taken as metaphoric style. It identifies the differences from western countries to Middle East countries. It expresses the culture of the tribal society through the props, norms and activities.    Lighting:  Natural lighting is a must for the movie. It’s an outdoor shooting movie. So, there is no use of artificial light in it.    Acting:  Acting is realistic in this movie. It’s a documentary style film. It’s actually a fictional film or magical film. it is also influenced by realism. Smooth acting, no violence, no sexual desire or no overacting but pure romantic love story are in it. They are the main characteristics of acting in this film. Sound and Music:  Music is composed by Hossein Alizadeh. The music of the film is resembles with the music of the tribal society of the Middle East countries. Music is also very important to think the culture of a tribe. In this film the music has been composed to support the scenes of the film. So the sound is like the realistic one and the scenes have helped too to be attentive the audiences.    Editing:  Mohsen Makhmalbaf has edited the film himself. The storytelling of the film is different and the editing style of him is also different. There is no special effect. It is totally a naturalistic one. There are transitions or effects but there is no special effect. Assembling of the scenes is very artistic. There is shot variations in it So that it looks authentic, aesthetically naturalistic.
Gabbeh (1996)_Iranian Film Review_BD Films Info


Sound and Music:
Music is composed by Hossein Alizadeh. The music of the film is resembles with the music of the tribal society of the Middle East countries. Music is also very important to think the culture of a tribe. In this film the music has been composed to support the scenes of the film. So the sound is like the realistic one and the scenes have helped too to be attentive the audiences.

Editing:
Mohsen Makhmalbaf has edited the film himself. The storytelling of the film is different and the editing style of him is also different. There is no special effect. It is totally a naturalistic one. There are transitions or effects but there is no special effect. Assembling of the scenes is very artistic. There is shot variations in it So that it looks authentic, aesthetically naturalistic.



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