Iranians to get ‘Taste of Cherry’

Acclaimed pic shows in home country

CAIRO — After being banned for nearly three years in its country of origin, the award-winning Iranian film “Taste of Cherry” will screen in Iran, according to Teheran newspaper reports.

Despite the film’s international acclaim and awards — including the Palme d’Or at Cannes — Iranians have been unable to judge for themselves what the hubbub over Abbas Kiarostami’s film is all about.

But that’s soon to change. It will be screened for the public in two Teheran cinemas, the press reports said. Dates of the screenings have not been determined.

The approval to show the film represents a further relaxation of censorship of the arts by the reformist regime of President Mohammed Khatami.

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