Sunday, March 11, 2007

Taste of Cherry (1997)


It's so easy to mistake careful, poignant observation for banality in the cinema of Abbas Kiarostami that it becomes dangerously tempting to reconsider the banality - when it is genuine - as careful observation instead. Elements of both can be found in this, his Palme d'or-winning study of a middle aged man's deliberation of why life is and isn't worth living.

wr/dir: Abbas Kiarostami
cast: Homayon Ershadi, Abdolrahman Bagheri, Afshin Khorshid Bakhtiari, Safar Ali Moradi Mir Hossein Noori


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