In partnership with the Maryland Film Festival, the Walters presents Abbas Kiarostami’s classic 1997 film about the diverse, complex, and even contradictory views Iranian citizens hold about life, culture, and religion. As the protagonist, Mr. Badii, drives around Tehran, he meets an eclectic group of citizens who teach him about the life lessons that are right in front of his eyes. Following the screening, the audience is invited to stay for a discussion of Iranian film and culture, past and present, with film critic and filmmaker Godfrey Cheshire. This program is held in conjunction with the upcoming special exhibition Pearls on a String: Artists, Patrons, and Poets at the Great Islamic Courts.
Maryland Film Festival Members will receive the member pricing; please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-752-8083 for the member code.
A Taste of Cherry is Not Rated and runs 95 mins.
This program was also made possible by a grant from the Maryland Humanities Council, through support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in these programs do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the Maryland Humanities Council.