Taste of Cherry

Taste of Cherry ★★★★★

There have been many a moment where cinema has brought me to areas of life that I previously thought to be unreachable, or at least areas I previously never gave much thought into. When taken into consideration my fairly young age, a 17 year-old teenager living in middle-class America, it's easy for me to underestimate the various challenges that people all over the world have to endure on a daily basis, as I myself have much to learn and experience in regards to the human condition. While not wanting to sound like an intellectual snob who thinks he knows more about life than his fellow teenage peers just because he watches 'classy foreign cinema', I just want to say that through viewing films like Abbas Kiarostami's Taste of Cherry, I honestly believe that I have gained a more open-minded viewpoint of the world, and (as a result) a better understanding of the individuals who go through entirely different circumstances and struggles than the ones I will ever have to handle.

Also this film was released the same year I was born, so that's cool.