Directed by Abbas Kiarostami (Iran, 1997, 95 min.). In Farsi with English subtitles. 35mm.
Mr. Badii (Homayoun Ershadi), a wealthy Tehranian man, has decided to end his life. He drives around the city in search of someone to bury him after his demise, encountering various characters and offering each a generous cash reward. Taste of Cherry won the Palme d’Or at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival. Fans of Kiarostami won’t want to miss 76 Minutes and 15 Seconds with Abbas Kiarostami, a documentary tribute, screening January 20 and 22.