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Taste of Cherry

Abbas Kiarostami

 
Taste of Cherry (Criterion DVD)

DVD

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  • Iran
  • 1997
  • 99 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.66:1
  • Farsi
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  • Spine #45

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.

Credits

DirectorAbbas Kiarostami
Written, produced, and directed byAbbas Kiarostami
CinematographyHomayun Payvar
SoundJehangir Mirshekari
MixMohammad Reza Delpak
First assistant directorHassan Yekta
Second assistant directorBahman Kiarostami

Disc Features

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

    New cover by Olga Krigman

Film Essays

Taste of Cherry

By Godfrey Cheshire May 31, 1999

In Abbas Kiarostami’s universe, it might be said, there are no things, only relations between things. Likewise, in his cinema: no films, only relations between films—and within them. And between . . . Read more »

News

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The Shortest Way to the Truth: Kiarostami Remembered

By Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa July 11, 2016

I first met Abbas Kiarostami when he screened his early feature The Report (1977) in Tehran. Thinking back on this work, I realize it anticipates the dark and disturbing view of romantic . . . Read more »


Clippings

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Film Picks from Agnès Varda, Arnaud Desplechin, Olivier Assayas, and More

November 06, 2015

As part of the launch of the new French streaming video service La Cinetek—which was founded by the filmmakers Pascale Ferran (Bird People), Cédric Klapisch (Chinese Puzzle), and Laurent Cantet . . . Read more »


Clippings

KIAROSTAMI: STAGE AND SCREEN

June 08, 2009

The word “opera” doesn’t immediately come to mind when one thinks of Abbas Kiarostami. Such a grandly theatrical form would seem antithetical to the more minimalist film sensibility of the . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Taste of Cherry

By Godfrey Cheshire May 31, 1999

In Abbas Kiarostami’s universe, it might be said, there are no things, only relations between things. Likewise, in his cinema: no films, only relations between films—and within them. And between . . . Read more »

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