Taste of Cherry

Dir: Abbas Kiarostami
Cast: Homayoun Ershadi, Abdolhosein Bagheri, Afshin Khorshid Bakhtiari
99mins   1997   Iran | France   PG   Persian    Subtitled   

Part of KinoFest 2024, presented by Depot's Kino Collective

A middle-aged Tehranian man, Mr. Badii is intent on killing himself and seeks someone to bury him after his demise.

Driving around the city, the seemingly well-to-do Badii meets with numerous people, including a Muslim student, asking them to take on the job, but initially he has little luck.

Eventually, Badii finds a man who is up for the task because he needs the money, but his new associate soon tries to talk him out of dying by suicide.

'Kiarastomi, like no other filmmaker, has a vision of human scale that is simultaneously epic and precisely minuscule' - Stephen Holden, New York Times


Sat 27 April