Directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Makhmalbaf’s visually stunning fable could have easily been called “The Colour of Paradise” with its sensuous, vibrant hues and its epic tale. The film follows the story woven into a gabbeh rug by its nomadic creator. A young woman is prevented from marrying her determined suitor by her father, who conjures up an increasingly lame series of excuses.

74 minutes

Country of origin:
France and Iran

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