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Taste of Cherry

Taste of Cherry • 1h 39m

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  • Project

    Abbas Kiarostami often made sort “sketch” films while conceptualizing his features. In this forty-four-minute one for TASTE OF CHERRY, the director, along with his son Bahman, acts out some of the parts, considers the film’s structure and dialogue, and plans some shots.

  • Hamid Naficy on TASTE OF CHERRY

    In this interview, shot in 2019, film scholar Hamid Naficy, author of the four-volume study “A Social History of Iranian Cinema,” discusses TASTE OF CHERRY.

  • 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.