Thursday, September 25, 2008

CNN: Gabbeh Among Best Asian Films

CNN: Gabbeh Among Best Asian Films

Gabbeh directed by Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf
CNN has included ’Gabbeh’ directed by Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf on its recently released list of the Best Asian Films of all Times.
’Gabbeh’ beautifully documents the lives of an almost extinct tribe of nomads, living in the remote steppes of southeastern Iran, Presstv said.
For these wandering families Gabbeh serves as both an artistic expression and an autobiographical record of their lives.
Makhmalbaf’s film tells a fictional love story, using an elderly couple’s ’Gabbeh’ as a magic story-telling device to weave the past and the present.
’Gabbeh’ has participated in over 50 international events and has received numerous awards, including the Tokyo Festival’s Best Artistic Film, and the Sitguess Festival’s Best Director and Special Critics Awards.
The CNN list also includes ’In the Mood for Love’ by Wong Kar-Wai,
’Infernal Affairs’ by Andrew Lau Wai-Keung and Alan Mak Siu-Fai, ’China: Still Life’ by Zhang Ke Jia and ’Mother India’ by Mehboob Khan.
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