S3E5 - Taste of Cherry (1997)


Hello everyone, 

In this episode of Heroic Purgatory: An Asian Cinema Podcast, John and Jason tackle their first Iranian film with Abbas Kiarostami's 1997 Palme D'or winner, Taste of Cherry. They discuss the film's deep philosophical themes, cultural references, and unique visual aesthetic.


Episode Outline and Resources


2:10 - Media Consumption

20:05 - News

30:29 - Film Discussion


  • Making Waves – Navigators of Hong Kong Cinema (London, July 8–10) Link
  • New York Asian Film Festival (July 15-31) Link