Special tribute-Abbas Kiarostami

TASTE OF CHERRY 95 min

TASTE OF CHERRY

Iran 95 min 1997 Colour Persian

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Abbas Kiarostami

Abbas Kiarostami (born 1940, Tehran; died 2016, Paris) studied at the College of Fine Arts of the University of Tehran, and originally worked as a graphic designer, book illustrator, and advertising filmmaker. In 1969, he co-founded the cinema division of the Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children & Young Adults (Kanoon) in Tehran. Since 1970, when he was 30 years old, he directed numerous films for which he received important awards and prizes all over the world, among them the Prix Roberto Rossellini at the Cannes Film Festival (1992), the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival for Taste of Cherry (1997), UNESCO’s Fellini gold medal (1997), the Konrad Wolf Preis of the Academy of the Arts, Berlin (2003), and the Praemium Imperiale (2004) awarded by the Japan Art Association.

About Movie

A dark drama about a desperate man on the verge of suicide who seeks someone willing to bury him discreetly.

Cast and Crew

DIRECTOR

Abbas Kiarostami

PRODUCER

Abbas Kiarostami

YEAR

1997

LANGUAGE

Persian

DURATION

95 min

EDITOR

Abbas Kiarostami

Cast

Homayoun Ershadi, Abdolrahman Bagheri, Hossein Noori, Afshin Khorshid Bakhtiari, Safar Ali Moradi

COLOR / BLACK & WHITE

Colour

SCREENPLAY

Abbas Kiarostami

SOUND RECORDING / SOUND DESIGN

Jahangir Mirshekari, Mohammad Reza Delpak