Taste of Cherry

Taste of Cherry

Directed by Abbas Kiarostami • 1997 • Iran

Winner of the Palme d'Or at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival, Iranian auteur Abbas Kiarostami's Taste of Cherry is an emotionally complex meditation on life and death. Middle-aged Mr. Badii (Homayoun Ershadi) drives through the hilly outskirts of Tehran, searching for someone to rescue or bury him. Criterion is proud to present the DVD premiere of Taste of Cherry in a beautiful widescreen transfer.

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Taste of Cherry
  • Taste of Cherry

    Directed by Abbas Kiarostami • 1997 • Iran

    Winner of the Palme d'Or at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival, Iranian auteur Abbas Kiarostami's Taste of Cherry is an emotionally complex meditation on life and death. Middle-aged Mr. Badii (Homayoun Ershadi) drives through the hilly outskirts of Tehran,...

Extras

  • Abbas Kiarostami on TASTE OF CHERRY

    Dr. Jamsheed Akrami, professor of communication at William Paterson University, conducted this interview with director Abbas Kiarostami prior to the release of TASTE OF CHERRY, in 1997. It was recorded for Dr. Akrami’s 2000 documentary on Iranian cinema, FRIENDLY PERSUASION.

  • Abbas Kiarostami: The Character of Landscape, the Landscape of Character

    In the third installment in our ongoing introduction to film language, Professor Kristin Thompson offers an analysis of the legendary Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami's quiet genius.