Abbas Kiarostami

Taste of Cherry

Taste of Cherry

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.

Film Info

Special Features

  • Theatrical trailer
  • Rare interview with filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami by Iranian film scholar Dr. Jamsheed Akrami
  • Kiarostami feature filmography

New cover by Olga Krigman

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Special Features

  • Theatrical trailer
  • Rare interview with filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami by Iranian film scholar Dr. Jamsheed Akrami
  • Kiarostami feature filmography

New cover by Olga Krigman

Taste of Cherry
Cast
Homayoun Ershadi
Mr. Badii
Abdolrahman Bagheri
Taxidermist
Afshin Khorshid Bakhtiari
Worker
Safar Ali Moradi
Soldier
Mir Hossein Noori
Seminarist
Credits
Director
Abbas Kiarostami
Written, produced, and directed by
Abbas Kiarostami
Cinematography
Homayun Payvar
Sound
Jehangir Mirshekari
Mix
Mohammad Reza Delpak
First assistant director
Hassan Yekta
Second assistant director
Bahman Kiarostami

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