EFC II #224 – Taste of Cherry (1997)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#224 – Taste of Cherry (1997)
Dir. Abbas Kiarostami
Starring: Homayoun Ershadi, Abdolrahman Bagheri, Afshin Khorshid Bakhtiari, Safar Ali Moradi, Mir Hossein Noori

The two hundred and twenty-fourth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Abbas Kiarostami’s contemplative film about a man considering his mortality as he drives around the countryside, Taste of Cherry.

Recorded in November 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, but it’s a shaky yes, I think this film can hit a lot of people in a very powerful way, but it’s all on the viewer after all… I thought it was great and inspires profound questioning.

EFC II #223 – Through the Olive Trees (1994)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#223 – Through the Olive Trees (1994)
Dir. Abbas Kiarostami
Starring: Mohamad Ali Keshavarz, Farhad Kheradmand, Zarifeh Shiva, Hossein Rezai, Tahereh Ladanian, Hocine Redai

The two hundred and twenty-third installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Abbas Kiarostami’s unique film about the shooting of a single scene in a movie and the drama surrounded its production, Through the Olive Trees.

Recorded in November 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, it’s quite unique and I loved the concept of focusing on the shooting of one scene in a film being the back drop to a quiet romantic drama.

EFC II #222 – Close-Up (1990)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#222 – Close-Up (1990)
Dir. Abbas Kiarostami
Starring: Hossein Sabzian, Abolfazl Ahankhah, Mehrdad Ahankhah, Monoochehr Ahankhah, Mahrokh Ahankhah, Haj Ali Reza Ahmadi, Hossain Farazmand, Hooshang Shamaei, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Abbas Kiarostami

The two hundred and twenty-second installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Abbas Kiarostami’s documentary drama that blends the lines of truth and fiction, Close-Up.

Recorded in November 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, undoubtedly, such a unique and captivating film that challenges what a film can even be.