Taste of Cherry

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Iran | 1997 | 95 minutes | Abbas Kiarostami

Opens September 20, 2019

Kiarostami Retrospective

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.


Part of a city-wide Abbas Kiarostami retrospective co-presented with Northwest Film Forum, Grand Illusion, and The Beacon Cinema. Grand Illusion & NWFF members will receive SIFF member ticket prices, available at the box office on day of show only.


Friday, September 20, 2019

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Sunday, September 22, 2019

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.

Description courtesy of Janus Films.

"Taste of Cherry confirmed Kiarostami as the most acclaimed director of Iran's rich film culture."—Sean Axmaker, Turner Classic Movies

  • Director: Abbas Kiarostami
  • Principal Cast: Homayoun Ershadi, Abdolrahman Bagheri, Afshin Khorshid Bakhtiari
  • Country: Iran, France
  • Year: 1997
  • Running Time: 95 minutes
  • Producer: Alain Depardieu, Abbas Kiarostami
  • Screenplay: Abbas Kiarostami
  • Cinematographers: Homayun Payvar
  • Language: Persian
  • Has Subtitles: Yes