Taste of Cherry

Taste of Cherry ★★★★

8/10
"I know that suicide is one of the deadly sins. But being unhappy is a great sin too. When you're unhappy, you hurt other people. Isn't that a sin too?"

One of the most humanist films I've seen, and just as respectful and thoughtful in its depiction of and conversation around suicide as something can be. I loved the meandering nature of the structure. I loved the simplicity of the story. I loved the way it wasn't cut in an ordinary way, with a lot of actions and dialogue happening right behind the frame. I loved the soft orange-pink of the color scheme. I loved the mulberry speech. I didn't care for the last few minutes. It's a good one though. It's no Close-up, but it's certainly a good one.

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