lørdag 22. oktober 2011

"Mmmm... cherry"


Original Title: طعم گيلاس  (Ta'm-e gīlās)
Year: 1997
Country: Iran/France
Language: Persian
Number: 927
Director: Abbas Kiarostami 
Starring: Homayoun Ershadi, Abdolrahman Bagheri, Afshin Khorshid Bakhtiari, Safar Ali Moradi

Abbas Kiarostami's Taste of Cherry is an extremely deep, reflecting drama about the values of life and death. It's a realistic film, in sense of time, we don't feel any jump in time, and it's not even filmed in real life time. But it might feel like that because of it's many long shots, which is just incredibly beautiful and relaxing as yourself was a part of that scene, in the same environment as the characters. Taste of Cherry is a story where we follow the middle-aged Mr. Baadi who is driving around Teheran's industrial landscape, to find some one who will take the job of bury him after he has taken his suicide pills, lying in his grave, a hole he dug near a cherry tree. But it's easier said than done, many people don't like the idea of being a part of someones suicide. Some of the people he meets even quotes The Quran. Some are just very frighten.


Taste of Cherry is just a terrific piece of filmmaking, about a man who drives around on a quest, and we are so lucky to get along on his quest, we even get a long in his car. We get to meet every kind of different personalities, who tell their own stories about who they are, where they are from, and what they are doing in the dusty outside of town. A great colorful movie, with a lot of colorful characters.

Grade: A

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