Taste of Cherry

Taste of Cherry ★★★★★

"You can't throw 20 spadefuls of earth into that hole?" [translated.]

An achingly gorgeous film about a man looking for someone to assist him in a proper burial after his intended suicide, Taste Of Cherry is a phenomenally directed movie from the immensely talented Abbas Kiarostami, who seems to immerse himself, his characters, and his audience in the unmatched beauty of his landscapes and story. There are a lot of layers to this picture--asking questions about morality and the purposes of life without spelling them out and refusing to offer simple answers, all while making full use of his minimalist style and perfect cinematography.