Film Series : 27th Annual Festival of Films from Iran

Taste of Cherry

...Ta’m-e gīlās / طعم گيلاس...

1997, Abbas Kiarostami, Iran/France, 95 min. With Homayoun Ershadi.

Show Times

  • Fri, Feb 17th 2:00pm
  • Sat, Feb 18th 6:00pm
  • Sun, Feb 19th 3:00pm

“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. 35mm. (BS)

Buy a ticket at our regular prices for the first Iranian film on any applicable Saturday or Sunday in February, and get a ticket for the second Iranian film that day at this discount rate with proof of your original purchase: General Admission $7; Students $5; and Members $4. (This discount rate applies to the second film only. Discount available in person at the box office only.)

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