Please note tickets for film screenings before 5.30pm today (16th November) are available on the door from the venue all day and not online: our box office at Leeds Town Hall is open from 2pm, Hyde Park Picture House from 1pm, and Everyman Leeds and Vue at The Light from noon.

The late Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami specialized in a restrained, meditative cinema that dealt with simple, minimalist stories. But this simplicity often concealed complex philosophical and moral questions. 
A quietly moving work, Taste of Cherry begins with a man driving around the markets of Tehran looking for someone to help him with something, though at first he won’t say what. His journey leads those he meets to question their core beliefs and ethical values and by the film’s end both he and his passengers are profoundly changed by their encounters with each other.

Part of the Magnum Photos & Masters of Cinema retrospective that also includes: Aparajito, The Gospel According to St Matthew, Orphée, Stalker, and Zabriskie Point. An exhibition to accompany the retrospective is in the Film Festival Bar at Leeds Town Hall from 1st to 16th November. In addition, you can see Cinema Through the Eye of Magnum and The Magnum Eye as part of LIFF 2017.

Ticket offers: the LIFF 2017 Pass is incredible value or see 6 films for the price of 5 (available by phone or in person only) - details here.

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