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Original Title: طعم گیلاس / Ta’m-e gilas
Directed by: Abbas Kiarostami
Runtime: 99 min
Language: Persian, with English subtitles
Rating: PG13 (Some Mature Content)
Cannes Film Festival 1997
Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival, 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. Along the way, he picks up three passengers, all from different walks of life, eliciting different views on mortality and individual choice.
Text by Criterion Collection.
For the full Retrospective: Abbas Kiarostami programme, please refer here.
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