Directed by Abbas Kiarostami
Winner of the 1997 Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, Taste of Cherry (Ta’m e Guilass) is an intriguing meditation on life and death as a man on the brink of suicide searches for someone to bury his body. Director Abbas Kiarostami participated in a Walker Dialogue and Retrospective in 1997. 1997, in Persian with English subtitles, 95 minutes.
Preceded by Take Me Home, Kiarostami’s last film, which follows a football as it traverses a southern Italian town. Rhythmic movements accompanied by a jazz score are characteristically and elegantly composed by the director against the chaos of chance. 2016, 16 minutes.
Reshaping Our World: Cinema Without Borders is copresented with Mizna, a Twin Cities nonprofit arts organization that promotes contemporary expressions of Arab American culture.