Taste of Cherry

Taste of Cherry ★★★★★

The dialogue is utterly repetitive, the cinematography is dull, the central character remains a complete mystery throughout. Yet, Mr. Badii's existential crisis has sort of remained with me. Although seemingly boring, there's something quietly suspenseful about his journey through Tehran. The opening sequence is masterful, with the chaos of the market juxtaposed with the icy silence inside Badii's car.

The end result is a searing piece of humanity. By being free of incident, the work becomes a celebration of the little things that make life worthwhile.

I can't wait for the summer. I like the cool evening breeze.