Lost in Criterion heads to Iran.

Roger Ebert called Taste of Cherry “excruciatingly boring” and, like his opinions on the artistic merit of video games, Roger Ebert is sometimes wrong.

The best known film of one of Iran's best filmmakers – which means nothing to Pat and me – Abbas Kiarostami's 1997 visually minimalistic and emotionally complex tale of a man bent on suicide trying to find someone willing to bury his body tied for the Palme d'Or at Cannes. This marks possibly the first time that Lost in Criterion has discussed motif and theme more than anything else, mostly because there's not a lot else to discuss. Not that that's a bad thing.

Give Taste of Cherry a watch, then give Lost in Criterion a listen.