Taste of Cherry
1997, Abbas Kiarostami, Iran/France, 100 min.
With Homayoun Ershadi, Abdolrahman Bagheri
- Fri, Oct 4th 8:00pm
- Mon, Oct 7th 6:00pm
“Minimalist yet powerful and life-enhancing…this masterpiece has a powerful epilogue that radiates wonder and euphoria.”—Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
“Exquisite…Kiarostami, like no other filmmaker, has a vision of human scale that is simultaneously epic and precisely miniscule.”—Stephen Holden, The New York Times
The profound intersection of life and death is the provocative mystery at the center of this masterwork in which the middle-aged intellectual Badii (Ershadi) seeks a volunteer to carry out his burial in the aftermath of his planned suicide. Badii takes his search to the twisting mountainous roads outside of Tehran, where prospective helpers include a young soldier, a security guard, and a refugee. In a series of vehicle-bound confrontations, philosophies collide, the rules of man meet the laws of nature, and life in all its elusive vibrancy paradoxically rules. Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival. In Persian with English subtitles. New 4K DCP digital restoration. (BS)