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Taste of Cherry

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Genres: Drama
Starring: Homayoun Ershadi
Director: Abbas Kiarostami
Plot Synopsis:

The first Iranian film to win the Palme d’Or, this austere, emotionally complex drama by the great Abbas Kiarostami follows the middle-aged Mr. Badii (Homayoun Ershadi) as he drives around the hilly outskirts of Tehran looking for someone who will agree to dispose of his body after he commits suicide, a taboo under Islam. Extended conversations with three passengers (a soldier, a seminarian, and a taxidermist) elicit different views of mortality and individual choice. Operating at once as a closely observed, realistic story and a fable populated by archetypal figures, Taste of Cherry challenges the viewer to consider what often goes unexamined in everyday life.

  • Release Details
    Release Date: July 21st, 2020
    MPAA Rating: Not Rated
    Movie Release Year: 1997
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: The Criterion Collection
  • Technical Specs
    Length:99 Minutes
    Specs:Blu-ray Disc
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p AVC/MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.66:1
    Audio Formats:Persian: PCM Mono
    Subtitles/Captions:English
    Special Features:
    • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
    • Project, Abbas Kiarostami’s 39-minute 1997 sketch film for Taste of Cherry, made with the director’s son Bahman Kiarostami
    • New interview with Iranian film scholar Hamid Naficy
    • Rare 1997 interview with Abbas Kiarostami, conducted by Iranian film scholar Jamsheed Akrami
    • Trailer
    • New English subtitle translation
    • PLUS: An essay by critic A. S. Hamrah